Peace is not just the absence of hostilities, but a condition of development, freedom, justice and the enjoyment of human rights. We cannot have peace without development, and we cannot have development without peace.
The recently formed Myanmar Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process provides gender-based analysis of power structures with the aim of increasing the role of women in public life.
Sitting on the side of the road sipping tea with the leadership of a street committee in urban Sittwe, we first heard a powerful message about Myanmar’s democracy.
Success can breed a form of contempt that makes some national leaders act as if most common people, as well as all their political opponents, are several rungs below them on the evolutionary scale.
In assessing the outcome of the Burma Socialist Programme Party’s stewardship of the nation and the economic consequences of the Burmese Way to Socialism, Dr Maung Maung – the last president of the country under the regime – made the following observations.