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Myanmar marks Martyrs’ Day amid growing tensions between the military and...

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the anniversary of martyrs’ day marked an amazing rapprochement between Myanmar’s military leader, Senior General Min...

Myanmar continues press repression

Myanmar’s human rights situation is again under the spotlight with the arrival of Professor Yangkee Lee – the UN special rapporteur on human rights...

Myanmar’s peace process in tatters

Myanmar’s peace process is fast falling apart. The increasing divisions amongst the county’s rebel ethnic groups is going to severely test the government’s continuing...

Myanmar embraces responsible business

Myanmar’s economic performance is increasingly causing foreign investors to shy away from the country, while local businesses complain of government inertia. But the government...

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with...

Myanmar’s peace process hits a bumpy road

Myanmar’s peace process remains stalled after the peace conference held some two weeks ago. “It’s one step forward and two steps backwards,” said an...

Myanmar and China strengthen their alliance

In recent weeks, several signals have emerged that show Myanmar is opting to be part of Beijing’s orbit rather than strengthen relations with the...

Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division....

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) –...

The lady and the generals are learning to get along

In the last few weeks there has been growing speculation that Myanmar’s military leaders are planning a possible coup if the country’s new democratic...

Myanmar prepares to boost foreign investment

Myanmar hopes to boost foreign investment in the new financial year that has just begun. The necessary legal framework has been put into place,...

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s...

MYANMAR INCREASINGLY PIVOTS TO BEIJING

President Htin Kyaw’s official six-day visit to China – just concluded -- is highly significant. For it reflects Myanmar’s increasing tilt towards Beijing, in...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Awkward Anniversary

(Exclusive): Myanmar’s democracy icon and Nobel peace prize laureate - Aung San Suu Kyi – has just completed her first year in power. Her...

UN Inquiry Poses Problems for Myanmar Government

Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government is now facing its most critical test since coming to power a year ago. It is also a...

Some answers from Annan’s Rakhine Commission

(Exclusive): The situation in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state poses perhaps the biggest test for the democratic government of Aung San Suu Kyi. It is...

China casts a shadow over Myanmar’s peace process

(Exclusive): Fierce fighting has erupted again along Myanmar’s northern border with China. As a result, tens of thousands of refugees have fled the conflict zone....

Myanmar’s Ports to Link SE Asia, South Asia and the Middle...

(Exclusive): China and Thailand have long yearned to find faster and more efficient access to the markets of South East Asia, South Asia, the...

Myanmar’s Neighbours And The Peace Process

(Exclusive): China, India and Thailand are all carefully watching Myanmar’s stalled peace process. All these neighbours understand that only a truly genuine peace settlement...

Myanmar Opts An Asian Pivot

(Exclusive):  Myanmar -- beset with a myriad of internal problems, including a host of border security issues and tensions between the military top brass...

Who killed Ko Ni? Assassination leaves Myanmar on the verge...

(Exclusive):Many analysts and foreign businessmen fear that recent events in Myanmar have pushed the country to the verge of implosion.The assassination of the prominent...