How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time

A Cinderella story of two antagonistic stepsisters and a love story about a woman with amnesia – these soap opera tropes may be South Korea’s ticket for greater influence in the slowly opening Burmese market. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is teaming up with the […]

To Court or Clamp Down? The NLD and Burma’s Cronies

RANGOON — With the National League for Democracy (NLD) set to take power on April 1, political and economic observers will be closely watching for change, including whether the rampant cronyism that dogged the country for decades under successive military-backed administrations, will continue unchecked. While it is no secret that Burma’s top brass has long […]

Yangon residents protest against government’s commercialization of public playgrounds

Yangon residents on November 16 staged a protest against government’s commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in the city downtown. The temporary committee for protection against commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in Yangon Region organized the protest which started at 10am on that day in front of Yangon City Hall. The protest was joined […]