In recent weeks, hundreds of students have taken to the streets of Yangon to protest against the National Education Law, which they argue subverts their liberty by establishing a National Education Commission to oversee universities.
Justice delayed is justice denied, but this is ridiculous. More than five years after 58 innocent Filipinos were murdered in cold blood, not one person has been convicted, writes Roger Mitton.
If there is one person President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could gain most from studying between now and next year’s general election, it is Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo.
The week I returned home from exile in 2012 I bumped into an old friend – a former Bush political appointee – on a busy road in Yangon.
At a press conference on November 18 in Nay Pyi Taw, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann gave his opinion on the amendment to section 436 of the constitution proposed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy.
When I’m feeling down, when I’m troubled and disoriented, I recall what my old physiology professor once counselled in such situations: “Context.”