Old habits die hard. Even as the crystalline water gushes unbounded from the newly installed taps, to the delight of old and young alike, some of the parents are worried: What if it dries up again?
On December 26, 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. Ten years on, early warning and disaster reduction mechanisms have improved prospects for future events significantly.
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.