Education reform in Burma is underway — and not a moment too soon.
In a democracy, power sharing should flow upwards from the people, not downwards from the elite — and Burmese federalism should reflect this fact.
Several participants questioned whether equal rights would prevail for those ethnic minorities that do not have their own state or administrative region.
The non-binding agreement was reached in the Kachin State town following debate on DDR and SSR in a future federal union.
CNF Vice President Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, a key player in preparations for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference, discusses challenges facing the peace process.
Burma’s decision to shake up its multi-billion dollar jade business is a ground-breaking opportunity to stop human rights abuses and increase transparency, say activists.