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Burma shies from its nuclear protocol responsibilities again

Prospects and Problems for Burma's Economic Growth

Rangoon's lack of a deep-water port is one of the issues likely to inhibit future economic growth in Burma. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy) Burma's business development prospects in 2015 are forecast to be mixed as the country grapples with a ... Irrawaddy, 3 weeks ago

Ethnic divide, not extremism is the problem

WHATEVER your intention may have been, the effect of your Voices of Moderation Campaign, energised by the open letter of the 25 eminent moderate Malays, has been to cast the Malay-Muslim community in a bad light as condoning extremism and ... weeks ago

'Permanent Ordinances'- Repeal archaic 1940s laws

The Law Commission has been chipping away at the problem of obsolete laws, recommending their immediate repeal. The first such report was in September 2014 (Report No. 248) and that received some media attention. However, there have been three ...
 Economic Times2 weeks ago
Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar, when 'backsliding' is a matter of interpretation

The year 2015 will bring promises and problems for Myanmar. The international media, and official circles in the West, have in recent months focused on what some term "backsliding" in Myanmar, which the U.S. still officially calls Burma. There is ...
 Nikkei Asian Review2 weeks ago Myanmar Economic Outlook: Mixed  Asia Sentinel2 weeks ago

Myanmar's lingering torture problem

While the judiciary has seen some improvements, abuses remain rife under civilian regime. Brang Shawng talks to at the Ja Mai Kaung camp for internally displaced persons in Myitkyina Myanmar: Wrapped in a dressing gown, Brang ...
 UCAN India2 weeks ago

Myanmar's pop-up power stations

Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour's drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country's newest power station. There are no cooling towers or huge turbine halls, just neat lines of white shipping ...
 BBC1 month ago Myanmar Reforms Slip Into Reverse: Can Burma's Democracy And Obama's Number One Foreign Policy Success Be Saved?  Forbes.com1 month ago Obama Should Express Concern About How the Reform Process Has Stalled  Human Rights Watch2 months ago

Burma's Fault Lines: Ethnic Federalism and the Road to Peace

After more than half a century of war and broken ceasefire agreements, Burma is currently in the midst of landmark peace talks between its government and a coalition of ethnic resistance groups. In July, the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team ...
 Dissent Magazine4 weeks ago

VIDEO: Myanmar's pirated pop problem

Myanmar's fledgling music industry is dominated by pirated and slightly modified versions of international pop hits. Normal cover versions of songs see an artist put a fresh twist on someone else's composition. Under most country's laws when you ...
 BBC1 month ago Myanmar's pirated pop problem  BBC1 month ago
Al Jazeera

Burma's Last Timber Elephants

Each morning at the break of dawn, Zaw Win and his team herd their elephants across the sweeping forest floor down to the river bank. They scrub and clean the mighty mammals before harnessing them to begin their day's work. Zaw Win, a ...
 Al Jazeera1 month ago

Tenasserim coal mining stokes ire of local villagers

Villagers have voiced concerns over ongoing large-scale coal mining in southern Burma's Tenasserim Division, saying the extractive project is affecting the livelihoods of residents in five areavillages. Residents say mining operations have ...
 Eco-Business1 week ago
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