Four-, six-, 12-way – whichever form negotiations are proposed, the government remains reluctant to enter talks.
The investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi represents the first major test for the reformed Myanmar National Human Rights Commission – but experts are sceptical that members have the desire or expertise to conduct a genuinely independent probe.
Student activism is back. Marching through the streets, chanting slogans and holding blood-red student union flags and banners reading “Education not for sale”, “Fight for democratic education” and “Say no to National Education Law”, Myanmar’s more activist-minded students have once again made headlines around the world.
Myanmar is blessed with a large number of caring and dedicated locally owned and locally run non-government organisations (LNGOs).