Khin Nyunt

Former strongman's release is a good sign

Few acts indicate the remarkable transformation under way in Myanmar than the recent release of former prime minister Khin Nyunt.

Thursday, 19 January, 2012, 12:00am

Brighter days?

Can there be any more intriguing symbol for the remarkable transformation - and, yes, that is the word - under way in Myanmar than the release of former prime minister Khin Nyunt among other political prisoners last Friday?

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Myanmese reflect on 20 years of falling hope

From Yangon and the dusty towns of the Thai-Myanmese border to emigre salons in London and New York, Myanmese are reflecting this weekend on the 20th anniversary of the 08.08.88 uprising against military rule.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

A nation on its knees, but its junta is as strong as ever

Cyclone Nargis has left intact the generals' grip on power

Myanmar's ruling generals are determined, at any cost, to weather the storm over their slow response to Cyclone Nargis, our Staff Reporter finds after a recent visit to Yangon

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

If carrots don't work, it may be time for the stick

The bombings in Myanmar at the weekend - the worst in more than 20 years - throw the country's many problems into sharp focus.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

Ousting likely to disappoint Beijing

The removal as Myanmar's prime minister of pragmatist General Khin Nyunt is expected to be greeted with some dismay in Beijing, according to well-informed diplomatic sources.

Chinese leaders had been well aware that Khin Nyunt was in a power struggle with his hardline rival General Than Shwe and had been trying to shore up the premier's position.

20 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Rangoon generals splash out on hi-tech spy centre

The Burmese junta has built a 'Cyber-war Centre' with Singaporean expertise capable of tapping all telephone, fax and e-mail communications crossing its borders, it was claimed yesterday.

The Defence Ministry's Rangoon-based information warfare section was described by intelligence sources as 'the largest computer facility in Burma', according to Jane's Defence Weekly.

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Getting away with murder

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to hide behind the fig leaf of ''constructive engagement'' with the repressive Burmese military dictators, prolonging the misery of the Burmese people.

31 Jul 1993 - 12:00am