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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar needs more reforms and freedom

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Myanmar needs more reforms The economic and political reforms Myanmar's president Thein Sein is spearheading have won praise internationally, but have so far given ... There is widespread optimism in Myanmar's future. The lifting of sanctions by Western governments has prompted an ever-rising tide of overseas investment. It is what the nation needs to put 50 years ...

  2. Myanmar on first steps of a long journey

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The overseas tour by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi augurs well for a more prosperous and open Myanmar. But it would be wrong to attribute the reforms ... as the emergence of democracy. Rather, Myanmar is the Johnny-come-lately, the slow learner who is finally following in the footsteps of Asia's great economies. China's Deng Xiaoping, Park ...

  3. Cautious optimism on Myanmar

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I was surprised when Aung San Suu Kyi was set free after 20 years of house arrest by Myanmar's military government, and then allowed to stand in a by-election to become a member ... by the military government. I think the public in Myanmar should go on strike to win real democracy, and then the West can lift sanctions. I am looking forward to seeing Myanmar building a new democracy ...

  4. Myanmar still has a long way to go

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Those who have hoped for a democratic, free and prosperous Myanmar have been given considerable cheer with the apparent election of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. The result of Sunday's polls are unlikely to be official for some days, but her National League of Democracy party is claiming victory in all but one of the 44 seats it contested. Amid ...

  5. Myanmar has a long way to go

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Myanmar's leaders may have the best of reasons to believe that their day in the sun has arrived. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the country, the highest-profile ... But the efforts so far made are only a start and much more has to be done. There is every reason for caution. Despite the changes, doubts remain that Myanmar is really opening up. More than 1,800 ...

  6. Myanmar may be ready to rejoin the modern world- but who's watching?

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Myanmar President Thein Sein's announcement suspending the development of the Chinese-led US$3.6 billion Myitsone hydropower dam project on the Irrawaddy River because ... or as part of a considered step in Myanmar's efforts to abandon isolation and rejoin the 21st century world? Will leaders in China, India, Japan and the West have the imagination and courage ...

  7. Time for world to back Myanmar's people

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rights of Myanmar's people are so trampled that they are not even allowed to object to hefty petrol price rises foisted on them last week without announcement or explanation ... it would not so unashamedly abuse its authority. Fear of retribution makes protests in Myanmar rare, despite grinding poverty, a lack of basic liberties and rampant corruption. But the increases ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... She's on a blacklist now. She will not have the chance to enter Myanmar again. She was deported on the first flight A Myanmar official on the action taken against actress Michelle Yeoh, who ...

  9. In a corner

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Myanmar's generals are in a difficult spot. They arranged the killings of about 40 supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, perhaps by soldiers in civilian dress because nobody else would dare ... demanded that Ms Suu Kyi and her followers be freed. Asean, hitherto non-interventionist, criticised Myanmar. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested that if the generals refused ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I suppose I do have a stubborn streak in me Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in an address at the London School of Economics In the past, all bird drawings in a visual art class were the same [...] but now everyone can have their own kind of bird. Creativity can be borderless Cartoonist Joseph Wong Chak, creator of Old Master Q This nation can have ...




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