Thailand should look hard at the changes in Myanmar

THE THAI government needs to pay more attention to political developments in Myanmar and its capital Nay Pyi Taw. It doesn’t matter whether|Aung San Suu Kyi is able to assume the presidency First and foremost: the nature of the new administration in Nay Pyi Taw is totally different from the outgoing one and notably from […]

Myanmar not ready for reduced military role in Parliament: Army chief

YANGON: Myanmar’s military chief feels his country is not ready for a reduced military role in Parliament. In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said the military needs to be in Parliament because the country is still a young democracy. The current Constitution mandates a 25 percent military representation in Parliament. […]

Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar’s Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A scene unthinkable a few years ago is now commonplace in an area once blighted by armed conflict between the government and […]