East Asia

Myanmar

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    Country profile: Myanmar

    Preeti Jha profiles the Southeast Asian nation, two years on from its military takeover.
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    Should emergency aid be neutral and unconditional?

    Khin Ohmar and Toby Lanzer explore the complex trade-offs made by humanitarians working under repressive regimes.
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    Lights off in Myanmar

    The energy sector has been a site of international investment in Myanmar, but, with foreign investors jittery and blackouts escalating, it is also a site of resistance against the military coup. Robert Bociaga reports.
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    A chance to rebuild?

    Thin Lei Win believes the Myanmar military’s reign of terror might be leading a long-divided nation onto a more inclusive path.
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    No place for children

    Not even young lives have been spared by the junta. Maung Moe reports on a day of shame.
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    The cost of inaction

    Yanghee Lee, a former UN human rights envoy to Myanmar, offers a warning from the past and outlines the practical steps the international community should take. 
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    Fighting the cartel

    Myanmar’s generals have amassed fortunes. Aye Min Thant highlights the movements aiming to stop profiteering.
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    ‘Life is at a turning point’: Inside Myanmar’s resistance

    Four people on the frontlines of the anti-coup movement in Myanmar tell Preeti Jha why they are not giving up.
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    Courage and terror in Myanmar

    Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.
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    Why isn’t the world doing more to help Myanmar?

    Since the military coup in Myanmar, the situation continues to worsen. What are the avenues for international intervention and what difference could they really make? Yali Banton-Heath outlines the options.
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    Why the coup is bad news for Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

    Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now those gains risk being lost, says Tina Burrett.
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    Myanmar’s internet shutdown

    The recent post-coup wave of internet shutdowns and disruptions is an unsettling escalation of a global problem, writes Michael Caster.
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    Hall of infamy: Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s spectacular fall from human rights icon to genocide denier.
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    Can the world handle another Rohingya crisis?

    India is looking at the world’s largest statelessness crisis. Nilanjana Bhowmick asks, have we learned nothing from the ongoing dispossession of Rohingya Muslims?
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    Fleeing Myanmar

    Parsa Sanjana Sajid speaks to Rohingya refugees trapped on the Bangladeshi border.
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    Is the West complicit in the Rohingya crisis?

    Britain has provided support to the Burmese military, writes Steve Shaw.
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    Burma’s quiet genocide

    Harsh repression of the Rohingya continues as Burma’s political reforms are celebrated, reports Steve Shaw.
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    Should Suu Kyi lead Burma?

    Seldom do political leaders resign after their ‘struggle’ has been achieved. David Hutt explores whether this should be the case in Burma.
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    Minorities report

    Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.
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    Rohingyas in Canada: portraits of life and struggle

    Colin Boyd Shafer documents a community’s resilience in the face of adversity.
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    Country profile: Burma

    In less than five years, Burma has undergone widespread change. We explore its transformation in this month's 'Country Profile'.
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    'The British government is promoting its own interests in Burma’

    Zoya Phan talks to Jack Gilbert on the Burma-Britain relationship.
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    The case of Ban Mae Surin: tragic accident or foul play?

    Daniel Pye and Saw C Rogers investigate a suspicious fire which killed 37 Burmese refugees in Thailand.
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    City of whispers

    Among Rangoon’s six million souls, a few have secret conversations with *Dinyar Godrej*.
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    A Short History of Burma

    Today over 80 per cent of Burma’s people are Buddhist and the country has the largest number of monks as a percentage of the total population.
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    From a scorched land

    Two survivors from Karen state, where the Burmese military has been laying villages to waste, tell their stories.
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    Boycott Lonely Planet

    Stop buying Lonely Planet books until BBC withdraws Burma edition.
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    Than Shwe

    Sullen, unresponsive and boring he may be, but Than Shwe is Burma’s Number One, leader of one of the world’s most brutal regimes. The banality of evil has rarely been more apparent.
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    Burma

    Burma’s people have a rich variety of traditional costumes, corresponding to their dozens of ethnic groups, but their plainer costumes are red and green.
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    Burma: A cry for Freedom

    Burma’s ruling junta is trying to present a new face to the world. John Pilger discovers the price its people are paying for it.
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    Burma

    new internationalist issue 248 - October 1993