The management of natural resources and natural resource revenues is a hot topic in Myanmar – particularly when it comes to the role state and region governments have to play, writes Mari Oye.
Sithu Aung Myint on the Hpakant-Moegaung road funding fiasco, and the fact that the issue has faded from the public eye – despite the Kachin chief minister having leaned on business owners, and receiving little comeuppance for having done so.
Ian Holliday on "responsibility to protect" (R2P) protocol, which means sovereign states have a responsibility to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Myanmar is a signatory.
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. Adviser Daniel Aguirre on the likely impact of this move.
This week British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, are co-chairing the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
On May 27, the Ministry of Commerce held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Organised by the Prevention and Control of Illegal Trading Central Committee, its theme was “raising the share of prize money for mobile teams”.