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The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (Feb. 21, 2015)

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, 1 month ago
Do not forget about Burma Mission Network News, 5 days ago
Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar grapples with federalism

The concept of federal governance in Myanmar has been on the agenda since before the country, when it was known as Burma, gained independence from Britain in 1948. Most recently, President Thein Sein publicly indicated that Myanmar would embrace ...
 Nikkei Asian Review5 days ago Conflict Flares in Myanmar as Reforms Slip Into Reverse  Huffington Post1 week ago

Year of the refugee: Column

Given the record numbers of people from Syria, Iraq, Burma and elsewhere who fled their homes, 2014 could well be called the Year of the Refugee. Throughout the year, , trapped in war zones or languishing in refugee camps. The obvious questions are ...
 USA Today1 week ago
National Geographic

Can Myanmar Dolphins Survive Electro-Fishing?

On a pale blue dawn on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma) , Maung Lay crouched at the front of his canoe, rapping the gunwale with a short stick. He then made a throaty, high-pitched purr, like the ringtone of an old telephone: his call for ...
 National Geographic2 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 ... month 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 Times1 month 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 Review1 month ago Myanmar Economic Outlook: Mixed  Asia Sentinel1 month 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 India1 month 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 Magazine2 months 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 month ago
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