Follow Us:

Tag: Myanmar

17 Results

  • Democracy is fragile, even more when it is half baked

    Democracy is fragile, even more when it is half baked

    Myanmar was controlled by military for half a century (1962-2011) until democratic reforms led by Suu Kyi ended military rule. The 2015 General elections of Myanmar were the first openly contested elections since 1990.

    February 15, 2021
  • Biden cracks whip

    Biden cracks whip

    In the net, the American President has signaled an exceptionally robust initiative against the intervention of the junta in the immediate aftermath of yet another victory of the National League for Democracy

    February 12, 2021
  • Revolutionary Change

    Revolutionary Change

    “This war has to end,” said the 46th President of the United States of America in a dramatic departure from the praxis of Trump and his support for his allies. Yemen since 2015 has been a critical storm-centre of the Arab world in the context of the war seemingly without end. All in all, Biden’s foreign policy is a revolutionary change from the Trump era.

    February 7, 2021
  • A perilous path

    A perilous path

    In Naypidaw, the electoral outcome and the change in the constitutional narrative may turn out to be shambolic yet again. Under the shadow of the soldier's gun, time has stood still in Myanmar for the past 30 years. The elections have only punctuated the narrative

    February 5, 2021
  • The many challenges before Myanmar

    The many challenges before Myanmar

    Following the 2 November 2020 election, the military-backed USDP party and the military started to criticise the election process and claimed that massive fraud had taken place in NLD’s second landslide win. The call for investigation was rejected by both the Election Commission and the government.

    February 4, 2021
  • Myanmar blocks FB till Feb 7 fearing ‘instability’

    Myanmar blocks FB till Feb 7 fearing ‘instability’

    MPT, a leading state-owned telecom operator, has blocked Facebook as well as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp on its network, reports NetBlocks that tracks global internet usage.

    February 4, 2021
  • Shambolism and Fears

    Shambolism and Fears

    Indeed, there are worries about a coup in the context of the GHQ’s threat to “take action” against the alleged fraud in the election won by the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    February 1, 2021
  • Military coup in Myanmar, Suu Kyi detained

    Military coup in Myanmar, Suu Kyi detained

    The state power will now be handed over to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing, according to a declaration signed by First Vice President U Myint Swe, who is currently serving as the Acting President.

    February 1, 2021
  • They, the people

    They, the people

    But there was hope that with the passage of time, the military would relax its grip and Myanmar’s democratic structures would gather strength. Certainly, there was hope that the vexed question of the Rohingya, deemed stateless in the nation they live in, would be resolved, substantially if not entirely satisfactorily.

    November 4, 2020
  • Facebook purges more fake networks targeting US, Myanmar

    Facebook purges more fake networks targeting US, Myanmar

    Over the past three years, Facebook has detected and removed over 100 networks of coordinated inauthentic behaviour from its platforms.

    October 28, 2020
  • Pivotal Myanmar ~ II

    Pivotal Myanmar ~ II

    Bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, India has a role to play in balancing out the conflicts in the region with respect to the Rakhine State. As a friend and a neighbour to both the states, New Delhi has great interest in stabilising the situation by ensuring timely repatriation of the Rohingya refugees and providing support to Myanmar while dealing with the refugees

    October 27, 2020
  • Pivotal Myanmar ~I

    Pivotal Myanmar ~I

    The Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal are fast becoming new flashpoints in the Sino-Indian strategic maritime competition. In the last two years, PLA Navy entered the Bay of Bengal on several occasions. The frequency of Chinese submarine patrols in the IOR has almost tripled in the last two years

    October 25, 2020
  • Spilling the beans

    Spilling the beans

    The extent to which the in house spilling of the beans will tarnish the standing of the omnipotent military and a generally tightlipped Suu Kyi can only be speculated upon.

    September 10, 2020
  • A mystery to celebrate

    A mystery to celebrate

    Cambodia, as early as May, lifted entry bans on nationals from six countries that had high virus incidences but whose dollars and euros the country needs desperately.

    July 27, 2020
  • Army’s election?

    Army’s election?

    In the main, Suu Kyi’s administration has come under pressure internationally over a military crackdown that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh in 2017.

    July 4, 2020
  • 96 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine; many reportedly missing

    96 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine; many reportedly missing

    “We are still working on the rescue process”, the fire service added.

    July 2, 2020
  • Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale hits Mizoram, adjoining states

    Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale hits Mizoram, adjoining states

    The epicentre of the quake that lasted a few seconds was at 35 km depth.

    June 21, 2020