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Military’s Parliamentary Quota Necessary as Country Not Yet Stable: Army Chief

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:38 a.m.

Myanmar Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has defended the military’s constitutionally guaranteed allotment of 25 percent of seats in the national legislature, saying it remains necessary to safeguard Myanmar’s stable transition to multiparty democracy.


Bodies of Three Murdered Ethnic Daingnet Found in Maungdaw

Source: The Irrawaddy

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:32 a.m.

SITTWE—Three missing members of the Daingnet ethnic community of Thinbaw Hla Village in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw Township were found dead on Saturday according to the village administrato


Charter challenge

Source: Bangkok Post

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Seeking an appealing election issue to run on next year, NLD looks to change Myanmar’s constitution without antagonising the military.

Larry Jagan

Opinion paper

The Controversial Myitsone Dam Projects: What China Should Do

Source: Mizzima

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.

China’s hurry to revive the Myitsone dam projects has renewed concerns among ethnic Kachin and Myanmar’s people. Last week thousands of people in Kachin state protested, calling once again for a permanent stop to the projects.


Opinion paper

The NLD’s bold bid for charter reform

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

The National League for Democracy has met an election pledge with its move to amend the constitution, but there’s scepticism about its chances of success without Tatmadaw support.


Nationalists call on charter changers to follow the rules

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:13 a.m.

Nationalists marched at the weekend in downtown Yangon to urge MPs to amend the constitution according to parliament’s rules. 


Post-secondary Education in Myanmar: Reform from the Ground-up

Source: Tea Circle

Published on Feb. 18, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

Shona Loong and Gray Rinehart discuss how local leaders in post-secondary schools pave the way for inclusive, critical, and community-based learning.

Shona Loong and Gray Rinehart

Opinion paper

Let’s reap potential of China-Myanmar cooperation

Source: Global Times

Published on Feb. 17, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Since Myanmar embarked on its political transition, political elites in the country have championed that peace is the premise for economic and social development.

Bi Shihong

Opinion paper

Letter From America: The Myth of ‘Bengali Migration’ to Arakan

Source: Asian Tribune

Published on Feb. 16, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group.

Habib Siddiqui

Opinion paper

UN seeks US$920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Source: AFP/nc

Published on Feb. 16, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

The United Nations on Friday (Feb 15) called for US$920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.