The past year has been one of extraordinary changes in Myanmar. The government has implemented a series of reforms, including the release of most political prisoners and relaxations on censorship and freedom of association.
Frankly, I don’t see the benefit that Myanmar gets from Dawei but it seems clear from former Thai prime minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva’s comments during a weekly television address in late 2010 that Thailand knows what it wants from the project.
How important is constitutional review and the role of the Constitutional Tribunal in the democratisation process?
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s expected approval of amendments to the foreign investment law will mark a new milestone in the opening up of the Myanmar economy.
There is great anticipation both inside and outside Myanmar over amendments to the foreign investment law that are being finalised in the parliament.
Quick question: if you wear a yellow t-shirt as part of a political protest, where are you most likely to be arrested?
You may think it would be Thailand, where the yellow-shirted backers of the anarchic and woefully misnamed People’s Alliance for Democracy deserve to be jailed and the keys thrown away.
Ali Rustam, the chief minister of Malaysia’s small state of Malacca, is one of the most creepy, corrupt and boring politicians I have ever interviewed. Between a dead slug and Ali Rustam, I’ll take the dead slug any day.