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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

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Constitutional Change and the Future for Burma

I dread at the thought of future and sometimes my fickle mind would have a nightmare of that a second Galon U Saw has appeared.

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Myanmar reform needs freedom, justice and equality

The grassroots in Burma or Myanmar have doubts about the changes run by the President U Thein Sein Government as people have never had a taste of freedom, justice and equality. As a matter of fact, working-class including farmers are hesitant to accept the current situation as a change.

 President U Thein Sein
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A time to fight back for citizens’ rights

It is predictable that the Union of Burma or Myanmar is at a crossroads in the course of this politically complicated year. People consider that there will be a very big struggle among factions for political power in 2014 ahead of general elections next year. The foremost challenge will be a big battle for constitutional changes especially on presidential qualifications as citizens’ rights.

A time to fight back for citizens’ rights
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Myanmar needs grounding as chairman of the ASEAN

The year 2013 has departed, but it leaves ongoing war upon ethnic population launched by government army produces more and more internal displaced people plus refugees from various Shan villages. Additionally, this war forces ethnic people to flee from the country. These war-victims escaped into neighboring countries as political exiles, illegal migrants and refugees.

Myanmar needs grounding as chairman of the ASEAN
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Bangladesh Rigged Polls Unacceptable to Opposition

More than 20 individuals were killed on January 5, 2014 General Elections of Bangladesh. The opposition parties totally boycotted and resultantly the elections marred by violence, killing and arrests of opposition leader.

Bangladesh Rigged Polls Unacceptable to Opposition
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2014 Stocktaking for the Ethnic Nationalities

As the New Year rings in it is time for the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities of Burma to see clearly of where the country is heading and what is their fate ahead? Of course the country has just the curtain on the 27th South East Asian Games and failed to beat Thailand as overall winners, but its symbolic triumph as host was far more important than jumping up from the 7th place to 2nd.

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A case that threats Press freedom in Myanmar

An alert was signaled toward the press circle of Myanmar or Burma on December 17 through Loikaw Township Court in Kayah State. Eleven Media reporter, Naw Khine Khine Aye Cho alias Ma Khine, was sentenced to three months in prison on charges of defamation, trespassing, and using abusive language, according to recent news reports. Loikaw Township Court has sentenced Ma Khine to three months in prison for trespassing, plus one month for defamation, and an additional month for using abusive language.

A case that threats Press freedom in Myanmar
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Who create the Deprivation Corner in Myanmar?

Myanmar President has untiringly made quite a number of rhetorical speeches on democratic reform since his inauguration in March 2011. But, social unrests are still going on amid grassroots. Numerous citizens have been complaining compensation for their ancestral land grabbed by the military and the cronies in various places in Myanmar including former capital Yangon.

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A Burmese Perspective: Uncle Sam, the Cold War is over

Isn’t it ridiculous to remind that the Cold War is over when the Berlin Wall has fallen since 1989 and the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) has ceased to exist on Christmas day of 1991?

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Speech-making alone may not change Myanmar

President U Thein Sein of Myanmar/Burma used to say that his government recognizes political reforms as essential to create development of economic reforms. He also used to pronounce that his government has attempted to ensure involvement of all the citizens in the political process.

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