WeChat is an effective tool for NGOs in the fight against human trafficking. It provides a communication lifeline to women and girls deserted by the Burmese government.
Bangladesh’s plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a small silt island will expose them to worse threats than they already face. With repatriation still impossible, humanitarian agencies must push the government to work with communities on more sustainable solutions.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party is making a new push to reform Myanmar’s constitution. The move may help reduce the military’s power, allowing the NLD to advance the peace process before the 2020 elections.
After years of delays, Myanmar is poised to open its insurance market to foreign companies. This latest phase of liberalisation will bring about long-overdue economic benefits.
The recent violence in Shan State is the consequence of flawed peace agreements and inflexible attempts at diplomacy. All sides must accept an imperfect peace in order to move forward.
Myanmar’s Vice President unveiled the government’s latest plans to attract tourists. They do little to address the real factors driving tourists away.
Myanmar’s children are at risk. Child rape cases have soared. The government’s punitive approach will not bring numbers down.
Myanmar’s government is imposing Burman culture on its country’s ethnic minorities. Its denials of the damaging policy do not stand up to scrutiny.
Myanmar has struggled to adopt card payment systems. Mobile payment solutions have the best chance of challenging the dominance of cash.
Myanmar’s president called for constitutional reform in his Independence Day speech. The move is economics dressed up as politics.