The Secret to Winning the Fight Against Illegal Logging in Myanmar: Chainsaws

Fresh off a one-year ban on logging, the Southeast Asian nation faces an uphill battle enforcing a new chainsaw registration law.


INFOGRAPHIC: Southeast Asia’s Electricity Paradox

Morley J Weston

Lights Out: Several countries in the region are exporting electricity before supplying it to their own people.


Aung San Suu Kyi Marks Her First Year in Power

The Japan Times

Aung San Suu Kyi's first year has not been easy as she continues to face a range of difficulties and admits that reforms have been slower than expected.


Survey of Previously Inaccessible Region of Myanmar Reveals Many Endangered Species

Shreya Dasgupta

Recent surveys recorded 31 species of mammals in Karen state in southeast Myanmar, a region that has been excluded from previous scientific assessments due to military conflict.


U.N. Warned That Myanmar May Be Trying to Expel the Rohingya Population Entirely


The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied allegations of wrongdoing.


Chainsaw Injuries in Myanmar Tied to Illegal Logging

Poppy McPherson

Despite Myanmar’s nationwide commercial logging ban in 2016, illegal loggers continue to find work cutting down trees with chain saws, imported largely from China and often obtained illegally and used without training or protective gear, according to a months-long investigation by Mongabay.


Brewing Anew in Burma

Luke Corbin

Myanmar has opened its first craft beer brewery. Luke Corbin gives us a taste of what the future may hold for a growing industry.


A Personal Tribute to Burma's U Ko Ni

Melissa Crouch

On Sunday, prominent Muslim lawyer, and legal adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, U Ko Ni, was fatally shot by an alleged assassin. Melissa Crouch reflects on the life and legacy of Myanmar’s legal voice of conscience.


The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Daniel P Sullivan

Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.


Is Ma Ba Tha Really in Decline?

Dinith Adikari

Despite suffering a series of grave blows, an ’emotional story’ keeps the controversial Buddhist group active and influential in Myanmar, Dinith Adikari writes.

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