Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on presidential ambitions & military role

NAY PYI TAW: Myanmar’s military chief has defended the role of the military in helping the country’s transition to democracy. The army currently represents 25 per cent of members in parliament, and there have been calls to reduce its role. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told Channel NewsAsia in an interview that he is aware […]

Obama’s West Point Speech Sparks Reaction in Myanmar

RANGOON — Politicians and activists in Rangoon have expressed mixed reactions after President Barack Obama claimed reform in Burma, also known as Myanmar, as a success for U.S. foreign policy. In a speech to graduates of the West Point military academy on Wednesday, Obama said that with the courage of the Burmese people, U.S. diplomatic […]