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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702


Did Burma close down the democratic reform in 2014?

Citizens of Burma or Myanmar remain skeptical of political transformation under the existing President Thein Sein’s regime that claims itself as a reformist government. The reason is that the regime just changes its clothes rather than its undemocratic mind-set. People believe country’s sovereignty has been dishonored by the Chinese state-owned Wanbao Company hiring Myanmar police as a tool.

Did Burma close down the democratic reform in 2014?
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Burma is Progressing, except on the Road to Peace & Democracy

Burma is progressing by leaps and bound except in Democracy and Peace is everyone’s knowledge. Greater economic openness and re-engagement with the international community have successfully stimulated the country’s economic growth. The economy has sustained GDP growth of more than 7 per cent for two years running, bolstered by rising exports and foreign investment, according to the latest IMF estimates.

Burma is Progressing, except on the Road to Peace & Democracy
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Can Burma’s President do well creating good and clean governance?

President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) made a speech at the work coordination meeting to carry out the national and regional development tasks held at the President Office on Friday, the New Light of Myanmar said today.

Peace question of war-torn Kachin State in Burma

Armed clashes between the Burma Army and the armed wing of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) resumed in northern Burma on Monday (12 March) after both sides failed to reach an agreement during the latest round of peace talks (8 - 10 March) in China, Kachin News Group (KNG) said.

Burma’s new press law and press council on the move

President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) Thein Sein delivered an address at 1st March third regular session of first Union Parliament in commemoration of the first anniversary of the governments inauguration, the state media reported on 2 March.

Can Burma’s President persuade his army to obey his order?

On 1 March, 2012, President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein delivers a speech at Parliament in capital Naypyidaw. The president started his speech by saying that his government is a turning point to a historic beginning for the next generations and the ‘extent of success, stability and durability of the transition process of the present government’ will become the legacy for the future succeeding governments.

Is Burma Army against the President's Peace Plans?

President Thein Sein led Burmese government and the Shan State Army to sign a ceasefire agreement as a major breakthrough at Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, on 2 December 2011.

Burma's Political dissenters should not be hostages again

Burma has been going ahead for a prompt conclusion to Western sanctions with a few remarkable changes after years of military ruling. The current Burmese government has surprised rights watchers with some pro-reform moves, including talk between President Thein Sein and key opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Preventing Inter-ethnic Unity & Pro Democracy Movement

Even though there was a euphoria over the political prisoners’ release and the US reward it with the raising of the diplomatic relations to the ambassador lever one has to take caution that the “Divide and Rule Policy” which the various Burmese administration inherited from the British, has been put to good use by waging an all out war against the Kachin and simultaneously inking the peace deal with Shan, Chin and Karen and the lesser resistance forces.

AIPMC welcomes release of political prisoners, but more still needs to be done

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus welcomed recent, far-reaching release of political prisoners in Myanmar as a major step towards national reconciliation.

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