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20 Jun Commentary: Managing great expectations of the new Myanmar

The world’s expectations of Myanmar have swung wildly in recent years. Hopes were sky-high following the National League of Democracy’s (NLD) victory at the 2015 elections, led by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi. But now, these have given way to a somewhat more downcast outlook. Some projects...

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22 Jul Myanmar: Missteps or new directions?

When the National League for Democracy (NLD) and its iconic leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, swept to power at the 2015 elections, the international community roared in approval. Now, some 100 days after the NLD took power, many foreign pundits are becoming more critical. There...

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08 Apr Questions and realities for a new Myanmar

Myanmar changed more than its government last week. For the first time in more than 50 years, a democratic and non-military President is in office. An historic new chapter begins for the country that some have dubbed Asia’s “last frontier economy”. The focus is understandably on...

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28 Aug Myanmar 2015 elections – what to expect?

This year’s elections mark a significant milestone in Myanmar’s history.  There is a growing thirst for change in Myanmar, and the party that wins the popular vote will be tasked to set the tone for the future of democracy in the country. The future of...

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12 Sep Myanmar’s cancelled by-elections

The decision to scrap Myanmar’s by-elections at the end of this year came as a surprise to the country’s political parties, who had been gearing up to contest the 35 empty seats in Parliament. However, there is nothing political behind the election commission’s decision to cancel...

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