The UN’s special envoy to Burma, while acknowledging the problematic constitution that grants the military complete power over its affairs, continues to espouse reforms that cannot be imposed on a military that is outside of civilian control.
In the wake of this summer’s sectarian violence in western Burma, Bangaldesh have continued their policy of denying the Rohingya refugees of their basic rights and are preventing NGOs from aiding the stateless group
Much hot air has been expelled to debate the origins of the Rohingya since communal tensions erupted in late May and early June, but perhaps more telling is the now common refrain that they are “terrorists”
As the US Senate prepares to extend select sanctions against Burma, the continuation of the import ban may prevent labour-intensive sectors within the economy from developing and inhibit the creation of jobs
While controversy concerning Thailand’s ‘reconciliation crisis’ shed light on the country’s tense political landscape last week, Aung San Suu Kyi presence at the WEC forum grabbed headlines across the globe
The Union Election Commission’s rejection of the Zomi National Congress’s registration request effectively keeps the party out of the country’s political landscape and marginalises an entire population