My view on China-Myanmar relations (Part 1)

Among the neighbours, China shares the longest border with Myanmar. The border is over 2,200 kilometers long. Historically speaking, there has been deep relationship between the two countries. We can assume that in the times of successive governments, Myanmar's relations with China have been better than those with other neighbouring countries. Such relationship is even dubbed 'Paukphaw' (fraternal) relations. Before and after 2010, there were amicable relations between the two governments and between the two militaries. However, the bilateral relationship has been on the wane after 2015.

Beware the false paragons of good


On January 28 this year, over 120 thousand South Korean citizens rallied for a massive protest targeting legislation of of a ban on forced religious conversion so that a legal framework could be established to properly serve justice on violent crimes in the name of religion.

Order or Disorder under Heaven

At a time when the world is wondering how to make sense of sharp swings in foreign policy, the two Koreas’ historic rapprochement must mean a great sense of relief for anyone who cares about peace. 

The sense of insecurity is most acutely felt In America.   The fact that former FBI Chief James Comey has come out openly to say that his serving President is “morally unfit” for office says a lot about how the line has been drawn between those who want to stay in power and those who think that the direction America is heading is wrong. 

Despite Growing Gender Equality, More Women Stay at Home Than Men

Women’s labor-force participation rates vary around the globe, and families juggle responsibilities based on policies and work opportunities

India must walk the talk with Asean

Amidst palpable euphoria at India hosting the heads of all 10 Asean countries as guests of honour at its Republic Day ceremonial parade, preceded a day earlier by an ASEAN-India summit celebrating the silver anniversary of their relationship, India needs to shed its

Retired Thai minister inspects Rakhine


Thailand’s ex-Deputy Chief Minister and Foreign Miniser Professor Dr Surakiart Sathirathai inspected the preparations for the National Verification project in Taungpyo Letwal.

He and Myanmar’s Union Ministers took to the field in the afternoon of January  24 to check on the main building for the project as well as the friendship bridge to Bangladesh and other buildings.

Charge against three men including chairman of KNP dismissed

The Loikaw Township’s judge dismissed a charge against three men, including Khun Bee Du, chairman of the Kayan National Party, under the Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law when they faced their second trial on January 23.

The accused persons were the leaders of more than 700 people who marched toward the court handling the case of five Karenni men who staged a protest against the Tatmadaw’s alleged execution of four people.

FEATURE: One year of Trump - Trepidation, then relief for Asia

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The snub from his TPP withdrawal still stings but overall,  the US leader is not as bad as feared.

Asia expected the worst, but thankfully President Donald Trump did not live up to these expectations.

Why are we blind to Inequality?

The concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

OPINION: Unbecoming an aid worker

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - There was much to observe, criticise and complain about in the provision of post-earthquake aid