DVB Debate asks: are conditions right in Burma for refugees to return home?
Land prices have increased up to tenfold recently in the Irrawaddy delta town of Myaungmya where many investors believe a new 333-tonne bronze bell will become a major tourist attraction.
Indian-Burmese meditation guru Goenka, 90, passed away at his home in Mumbai on 29 September, but his ashes were brought back to the country of his birth.
Security has been beefed up and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been lifted in the Ngapali beach zone although it still remains in place in the main Sandoway district.
Thailand’s Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal has urged his Burmese counterpart to speed up the US$12-billion Tasang hydroelectric dam project.
If the Burmese government was truly united in its goal of ending this communal conflict, then it would have cracked down on culpable officers within its security forces many months…