The speaker of Burma’s Union Parliament, Shwe Mann is set to address a crowd at the Washington DC-based think tank the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Friday.
The Rakhine National Network alleges that Burmese army soldiers have set fire to villages in Kyauktaw, forcing locals to flee.
DVB sat down with the general to ask just how close Burma is to ending six decades of civil war.
Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
Burma has extended its commiserations to Beijing, but stopped short of accepting responsibility for the deaths of five Chinese citizens on the Kokang border.
Twenty six fire engines were called to busy Pansodan Street in downtown Rangoon on Wednesday.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.