Myanmar President Thein Sein and his backers would have you believe the upcoming national elections are a gift bestowed upon the country by its former military rulers. The truth is that next month’s polls are the culmination of decades of struggle and sacrifice by activists, students, monks, and journalists, many of whom will have to watch the process unfold from behind bars.
It was good news and bad for female body parts this week...
This column contains references to female body parts. I you feel you are likely to be offended by that, please don't follow the link – though I would encourage you to carry on with an open mind and see what you think.
In many ways, and contrary to whatever Donald Trump may say, the next president will inherit an America in better shape – better positioned for world leadership – than the nation that George W Bush bequeathed to Barack Obama.
The government of Myanmar has an ambitious target for financial inclusion, with a goal of reaching 40 percent of people with financial services by 2020, and having 15pc using more than one financial services product.