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.”
More than 40 members of the United States Congress recently sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he pressure President U Thein Sein to ensure the democratic reforms in Myanmar continue.
There is a significant change on the horizon in the way the world delivers aid financing to developing countries. Western nations and their supporters have dominated aid lending since the end of the Second World War, through institutions like the World Bank, IMF and Asian Development Bank.
Journalists repressed in tent city
In a report from Eleven entitled “Eyewitness of poor management for ASEAN Summit”, journalist Nay Tun Naing revealed the conditions the media were made to face while covering the thrill-a-minute affair.