The Foreign View on Myanmar’s Democratic Transition

Foreign ambassadors have expressed optimism that Myanmar is succeeding on its own path to democracy but could benefit from foreign help in terms of the peace process, and such fields as health and education. Mr. Chua Hian Kong Robert, Ambassador of Singapore and Ms. Tone Tinnes, Ambassador of Norway spoke during a panel discussion session of […]

Myanmar Town Wants the Secret Out: George Orwell Slept Here

​​ KATHA (Myanmar) — In the 1990s, Mr Nyo Ko Naing noticed that the handful of foreign tourists who made it to his remote hometown were carrying their own maps and looked like they were searching for something. Someone, it turns out, by the name of George Orwell. Katha was Eric Blair’s last posting in […]

Oxford University Strengthens Ties in Myanmar

YANGON — Less than one year after reopening its doors to undergraduates, Myanmar’s most prominent institution of higher education is strengthening ties with the University of Oxford in England, where opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied in the 1960s and earned an honorary degree in 2012. The renowned British university signed a Memorandum of […]