Ethnic armed groups appear to have tacitly agreed not to allow the fallout from heavy fighting in Kokang in northern Shan State to delay the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, it has emerged.
Imprisoned together for fighting for democracy, the leaders of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and the National League for Democracy have announced that they will hold a joint press conference on May 30 to set out their approach to the November elections.
More than 2500 people are still estimated to be adrift on the Andaman Sea trapped aboard abandoned smugglers’ boats while Myanmar and Indonesia are preparing to repatriate a combined total of almost 1000 Bangladeshi migrants recovered from similar vessels.
The human tragedy unfolding over Southeast Asia’s seas could soon lead to serious political ramifications in Myanmar as Buddhist nationalists announced they will join monks and religious groups in a demonstration in Yangon tomorrow against foreign pressure to aid and repatriate Muslim Rohingya migrants.
Malaysian police said yesterday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region’s migrant crisis.
Critics say the new flag introduced in 2010 by the previous military regime fails to inspire feelings of national pride.
The cheering crowds have dispersed and the votes are counted. You’ve won the election. What’s your next stop?