When US President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders in California this week, his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein will be notably absent.
Observers from the European Union’s Election Observation Mission on Tuesday refused to call the Burma’s national poll “truly genuine” given the fact that the military commands an automatic 25 percent of seats without being elected, as well as the mass disenfranchisement of Muslim candidates and Rohingya voters.
Watch as KHRG takes you into rural southeastern Burma, where forced land confiscation and environmental destruction is taking place under the backdrop of an increasing Burmese military presence.
On 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through southern Burma, killing 140,000 people. Seven years after the worst natural disaster in Burma’s history, DVB Debate asks: ‘How would Burma manage another natural disaster?’
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited constituents in the electorate of Kawhmu in southern Rangoon division on Monday.
Aung San Suu Kyi will come face to face with fellow presidential hopefuls on Friday afternoon, as six political heavyweights meet to discuss charter reform.
This week’s DVB Debate comes at a time when Sino-Burmese relations are under the microscope.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses the impact that mobile technology has had on Burmese society since the sudden and widespread introduction of cheap SIM cards and smartphones.
DVB Interview International’s Alex Bookbinder sits down with Burma chief Abdoulaye Seck, to discuss how the World Bank has progressed since its 2012 reengagement with the Burmese government.
In an exclusive interview with DVB, KIA heavyweight Gen. Gun Maw, says that the peace process has stalled due to the Burmese government’s disingenuous tactics.
Obama and Suu Kyi were each circumspect on the state of Burma’s democratic transition as they met in Rangoon on Friday.
The US President’s comments on state of political and economic change in Burma are eagerly anticipated.
Suu Kyi says that the US and other ‘well-wishers’ have been overly optimistic as the pace of change in Burma slows.
Burma’s foreign minister Wanna Maung Lwin was in New York on Wednesday to address the United Nations General Assembly.
Seven years on from the Saffron revolution, monks speak of the wounds that haven’t healed.
The United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on Burma’s leaders to move ahead with reforms as he concluded his two-day visit to the country.
Before his official visit to China on Tuesday, the Speaker of the Union Parliament, Shwe Mann, said China’s help and investment is essential for Burma’s reform process.