Questions over legal fairness in Myanmar

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Dr Andrew Selth speaks to ABC Radio on May 9th about the death of a Buddhist Monk. Six Muslim men were charged with the death which then sparked riots.   You can hear the entire podcast here: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asia/radio/program/connect-asia/questions-over-legal-fairness-in-myanmar/1128414

Aung San Suu Kyi: A pilgrim’s progress

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There was a time when to criticise Aung San Suu Kyi was to court a firestorm of angry responses from her worldwide legion of supporters, who ranged from radical Burmese activists to conservative Western officials. She was considered by many to be without fault and without peer. That situation has now changed, as the Burmese opposition […]

Burma’s Muslims: A primer

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“The key issue now is not what has happened in the past, but how Naypyidaw will respond to sectarian violence in the future. Even if the Government is determined to tackle social tensions in a more sensitive manner — and last year’s abuses in Rakhine State showed how difficult that can be — it will […]

Burma: Eye’s on the Prize

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Dr Andrew Selth write about the Awards given to Burma’s President Thein Sein in his article with The Interprester: Last Friday, Foreign Policy magazine named Burma’s President Thein Sein (pictured) and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the two top global thinkers for 2012. On the same day, Thein Sein was named Asian of […]

Burma’s Police: The long road to reform

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Last week, television viewers in Burma were treated to a remarkable sight: the police force formally apologising for using excessive force to break up a protest at a mine site, and injuring more than 20 Buddhist monks. This unusual event was in response to widespread public criticism of the violence, which will also be the […]