Aung San Suu Kyi has entwined her life with Burmese politics. But as she turns 70 on Friday, ‘The Lady’ faces a huge challenge in her fight for freedom.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
DVB speaks to Veteran Burma researcher Bertil Lintner about the state of democratic reform in Burma.
Suu Kyi says that the US and other ‘well-wishers’ have been overly optimistic as the pace of change in Burma slows.
As Burma’s economy steadily grows, a higher percentage of Rangoon’s population are finding themselves with more cash to spend.
DVB journalist, Zaw Pe, who was sentenced to prison for one year has been transferred to Thayet prison in Magwe Division.
Post-imperialist nation-building is still a work in progress in many ASEAN states, and democratisation has therefore not yet fully taken shape. Without sincere reforms and well-balanced wealth sharing, it won’t be long before people in Burma start to press for meaningful change, as in its neighbouring countries.
As the 23rd ASEAN Summit draws to a close in Brunei, Burma’s president is handed the gavel and with it, the chairmanship.
Kavi Chongkittavorn speaks to DVB about the challenges and opportunities that Burma faces as chair of ASEAN.
DVB Debate discusses what needs to be done to reform Burma’s failing education system.
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The European Union lifts all sanctions on Burma except for an arms embargo, in recognition of sweeping political reforms.
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