Articles by Umair Jamal



The Myanmar military’s planned “intranet” is likely to fail

A report by the International Crisis Group says that Myanmar’s military is developing a local intranet system to limit access to the internet. However, it is unlikely to succeed as it lacks technological sophistication and growing international and domestic resistance.


Myanmar military resumes its repression of academia, educators

Myanmar’s military regime has suspended thousands of academics for refusing to come to work. With the military likely to continue its clampdown on the education sector, hopes remain that Myanmar’s academics will not give in to the junta’s demands.


Sara Duterte poised for Philippine presidential run despite strategic denials

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter, Sara Duterte, continue to insist that she will not run in next year’s presidential election. However campaigns in support of her potential candidacy are growing and the president may have already chosen his daughter as his favorite candidate for the top post.