Doublespeak of Commander-in-Chief could derail national reconciliation process

When the Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing declared quite recently that he was toeing the line of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong initiative, it looks like that the military, also known as Burma Army or Tatmadaw, is ready to take order from the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led regime and would help facilitate its national reconciliation and all-inclusiveness policy.

Ethnic Affairs Minister: the mandate and its executive power from the Lady’s lips

A ministerial post is a role of honor and privilege to the person appointed by an elected government in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Burma’s president appointed a Minister for Ethnic Affairs in early April for the first time in the over half a century. The last similar post was a Minister for Cultural Affairs appointed in 1958-1962.

To Hopeland and Back (The 19th trip): The long wait

He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon.


Today, which is three days after the signatory EAOs met Dr Tin Myo Win, the State Counselor’s “contact person,” it seems quite clear there won’t be a meeting between her and them on 10 May, as stated earlier.

To Hopeland and Back (The 19th trip) The long wait

Even the fastest-transforming countries in the last century took between 15 and 30 years to raise their institutional performance from the level that prevails in many of today’s fragile states.

NLD’s tactical manoeuvre could jeopardize national reconciliation and democratic principles

As State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Htin Kyaw flew to Vientiane on 6 May for a short day-trip, seen sending the pair out and fetching them from Naypyitaw airport the very same day, by the Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hliang, the relationship between the military, better known as Tatmadaw, and the National League for Democracy (NLD) regime seems to be in order.

Asian Development Bank looks at Myanmar’s fiscal 2016-17 economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched its Asian Outlook 2016 report last week, which called for the economy to grow around 8.4 percent this fiscal year. The report is an assessment and prediction on Myanmar’ 2016 economy and the challenges it faces. Overall, it predicts economic growth will recover and inflation will moderate in the 2016 fiscal year.

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