Burma

Analysis: Can Burma find a solution for its constitutional dilemma?

By Sun, Aug 04, 2013 7:27PM UTC The current 2008 Constitution practiced by current government is not accepted, as it is devoid of democratic essence and not in accordance with the principles of federalism, Khun Okkar, spokesman of the UNFC said at the press conference on 2 August in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  (Photo: Saw Tun Lin-KIC)

Burma’s quasi-civilian government headed by President Thein Sein has declared itself as a reformist administration since it took power in March 2011. Now, it has to meet head-on a major challenge in order to show its true color concerning constitutional revision which has been calling by various oppositions. As demands

14 Muslim Rohingya on trial for deadly brawl in Indonesia

By Thu, Aug 01, 2013 11:03AM UTC Muslim Rohingya asylum seekers sit on the defendant's bench during their trial at a district court in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A group of 14 Muslim asylum seekers from Burma went on trial Wednesday after a deadly brawl at an Indonesian detention center left eight Buddhist fishermen from their country dead. The violence occurred April 5 in North Sumatra province, where more than 100 ethnic Rohingya asylum

UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow leads Burma delegation

By Wed, Jul 31, 2013 5:08PM UTC President U Thein Sein receives a British delegation led by Speaker of the House of Commons, UK Parliament Mr. John Bercow and party at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on 30 July 2013. (Photo: http://www.president-office.gov.mm/en)

Burma’s President Thein Sein received a British delegation led by Speaker of the House of Commons, UK Parliament Mr. John Bercow and party at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Tuesday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said today. The British Speaker of the House

China opens pipeline to bring gas from Burma

By Mon, Jul 29, 2013 4:18PM UTC China opens pipeline to bring gas from Burma

BEIJING (AP) — China has switched on a pipeline bringing natural gas from Burma, a state company said Monday, in a project that has raised concerns in Burma’s nascent civil society about whether its giant neighbor’s resource grabs will benefit local people. The 793-kilometer (493-mile) pipeline connects the Bay of

Burma’s demographic conundrum

By Sat, Jul 27, 2013 2:59PM UTC Photo: AP

Now that its economy is freed from theBurmeseWay to Socialism, can the country get rich before it gets old? There are many reasons why Burma should in principle be able to grow very fast for two decades if it can capitalize on change and catch up with neighbors such as

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