Burma

Hackers target website of extremist Burmese monk Wirathu

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 6:11PM UTC

Hardline Burmese monk Wirathu is in the market for an IT expert after his popular website was targeted by hackers at the weekend.

Constitutional reform in Burma: What next?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:59AM UTC

On June 25 the Burmese parliament rejected five proposed constitutional amendments, including the removal of a clause that effectively gives the army a veto over constitutional change.

The growing gender imbalance in higher ed: Where have all the boys gone?

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 10:02AM UTC

Higher education institutes have traditionally been dominated by men over the centuries. However since the 1970s there has been a big shift in the gender balance, reaching a tipping point in the 1990s when women began to outnumber men in university enrollments.

Homophobic war crimes boast betrays the arrogance of Burma’s junta leaders

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 10:17AM UTC

On the same day the US Supreme Court voted in favour of same sex marriage, a different story emerged from Burma. Ruling party MP and infamous bigmouth Hla Swe took to Facebook to launch a homophobic tirade, casually bragging about using gay men as porters during junta rule.

Burmese disappointed but unshaken after constitution change vote fails

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 3:53PM UTC

“I am not happy about it, I want the Constitution to be changed and Aung San Suu Kyi to become president. But I do not think they will change it before the elections.”