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Commentary on “Myanmar elections another step towards democracy?”

Professor Steinberg, as always, made a balanced assessment and a critical insight on contemporary politics on Burma, or should we say Myanmar to do the military...

Commentary on “UPDJC finalizes part III of Union Accord to be signed at 4th session of 21st Century Panglong”

An ideal atmosphere conducive to the peace negotiation process will be to be able to really silence the guns nationwide and to include all...

Commentary on “Twin Authoritarianisms in Myanmar”

If ever there is a genuine desire to really walk the talks of establishing a multi-ethnic state anchored in federal union, the Bamar political...

Commentary on “Myanmar lacks ‘will’ to repatriate Rohingya”

First, the mindset of powers-that-be must be changed from racism to anti-racism. This has to be done in such a way by repentance and...

Commentary on “Integration should not be a one-way street”

Excellent piece generally. It is true that Muslims are more discriminated but other faith like Christianity and Hinduism also don't fair well either.Apart from...

Commentary on “First constitutional change bid in four years kicks off in parliament”

Amending section 436(a) in order to lower the Tatmadaw veto power of 25% will be next to impossible, as any crucial constitutional amendment law...

Commentary on “Fighting rages as representatives meet for peace talks in Muse”

It is unimaginable to witness that this Tatmadaw’s “carrots and sticks” or “water in one hand and fire in the other” tactics isn’t doing any good...

Commentary on “Tatmadaw likens Arakan Army demands to ‘a child daydreaming’”

What Major-General Soe Naing Oo, chair of the Tatmadaw’s True News Information Team, said at a press briefing in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday...

Commentary on “Aung San statue controversy highlights vulnerability of ethnic minority identity”

The reality lies with the conceptualization of common national identity, which is still very vague and might not be even in the making. The Bamar...

Commentary on “Rakhine nationalism and the rise of the Arakan Army”

Advocating federalism in ethnic-based multi-ethnic state has to be accompanied with ethnic equality.   The present setup of 7 states and 7 divisions/regions is the first...

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