Hobnobbing

Regional leaders this week travelled to Indonesia for the annual ASEAN Summit. On Burmese President Thein Sein’s mind is the vacant 2014 chair of the bloc, which it appears to…

Burma’s newly elected President Thein Sein, Vice Presidents and members of National Defence and Security Council pose for a group photo in parliament in 2011. PHOTO: Reuters

Power plays

Resplendent in golden robes and projecting an image of royalty, Burma’s new leaders officially took their seats last week. President Thein Sein was joined by his two deputies, Tin Aung…