Myanmar Monitor Weekly

10 August, 2016

Security Myanmar rebels can keep arms The three rebel groups that did not sign last October’s nationwide ceasefire agreement will be allowed to participate in the 31 August Panglong peace conference without giving up

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

4 August, 2016

Security Myanmar to increase security for Aung San Suu Kyi after ISIS death threat More security will be provided for State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi after her name appeared

China-ASEAN Monitor Weekly

2 August, 2016

Politics and Security ASEAN, China reaffirm commitment to Declaration on the Code of Conduct ASEAN and Chinese foreign ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the Declaration on the Code of Conduct

No political leadership in failing Asean

1 August, 2016

30 July, 2016 As appeared in TheStar.com.my ASEAN is failing. It is not working in the way grand declarations and pronouncement of community just last year proclaim it would. Yet, in a pattern of self-deception

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

29 July, 2016

Politics Myanmar urged to follow shake-up of jade industry with more action on transparency The government announced late 27 July that it will not renew mining permits for jade and other gemstones and that

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

21 July, 2016

Politics Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five people, says will prosecute In a rare admission, Myanmar’s military said on 20 July that soldiers had killed five villagers during an interrogation last month in northern

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

14 July, 2016

Politics Myanmar Minister Asks Mainstream Buddhists to Stop Hate Speech by Controversial Monk Group Myanmar’s minister of religious affairs and culture has asked the country’s Buddhist clergy to take action against hate speech by

Asean – blowin’ in the wind

4 July, 2016

02 July, 2016 As appeared in TheStar.com.my THE most significant point about the “now you see it, now you don’t” joint statement by Asean foreign ministers on the South China Sea issue in Kunming

Ill-wind blowing across the globe

20 June, 2016

18 June, 2016 As appeared in TheStar.com.my “Mussolini made the trains run on time.” “Hitler saved Germany from communism.” Many – actually most of the world’s young population today – might not remember the sentiments

China-ASEAN Monitor Weekly

17 June, 2016

Politics and Security ASEAN Struggles to Unify Against China ASEAN’s weak ability to manage security and tackle sensitive diplomatic issues was on display this week when top diplomats from China and ASEAN met over