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NLD OFFICIAL POSITION: Panglong Agreement inferior to 2008 Constitution

As Director general of the State Counselor Office Zaw Htay's official answer of May 2017, regarding Panglong Agreement query, resurfaced again on Facebook one...

Peace process stagnation and people’s aspiration to end the war

When the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on 13 February 2018, adding impetus...

Former child soldier’s controversy and freedom of expression

Since the problematic issue of child soldiers hit the headlines with the Human Rights Watch's (HRW) 220 page report “My Gun Was As Tall...

Myanmar’s ethnic civil war escalation propelling the country into a failed state?

When Thein Sein-headed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) came into power, following the 2010 nationwide election, people were skeptical what would come out...

Learning to share: Book review #2

Every man is my superior in some way In that I learn from him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)   Title:    China’s Multilayered Engagement Strategy and Myanmar’s...

Commentary on “A more assertive head of state?”

Some might say it is a mere wishful-thinking that the newly installed President Win Myint would be more effective and assertive than the ex-President...

Learning to share: Book Review #1

  Every man is my superior in some way In that I learn from him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)     Title                            - Unraveling the History of Tai Yai: A Sub-group...

Commentary on “Yangon court rejects motion to dismiss Reuters case”

Politically motivated trial, especially where government and military in the case of Myanmar are determined to teach the media a lesson or cowed the...

The aftermath of Myanmar’s new presidential election

The eyes are on the newly elected President Win Myint, who came into the office due to the untimely resignation of Htin Kyaw, the...

Commentary on “A new beginning”

        No doubt, the new President U Win Myint will be quite different from the previous one who is contended to...

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