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  • NEWS

    Min Aung Hlaing wades into ruling controversy

    News, Published on 29/12/2015

    » Gen Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, has stepped into the public eye in regard to Thai-Myanmar relations following the Koh Tao verdict.

  • OPINION

    Rakhine violence leaves Aung San Suu Kyi reeling

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Myanmar's restive western state of Rakhine erupted into violence on Friday, leaving the government's efforts to find a solution to the communal tension there in tatters. Insurrection and arson engulfed large areas around Maungdaw and Buthidaung.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar's military commander-in-chief on the rise

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 02/02/2018

    » Myanmar's military chief, Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, has become the man of the moment in the country's unfolding political crisis. While he and the country's civilian leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, may not trust each other, he has become increasingly her indispensable ally amid the increasing international turmoil surrounding the government's handling of the Rakhine crisis.

  • OPINION

    ICC's leap in the dark

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has issued a clear and compelling case against Myanmar -- both its armed forces and its leaders. A UN-ordered investigation of the Rohingya tragedy is described unequivocally and credibly as genocidal. The UNHRC says government and army then tried to cover up crimes by multiple fabrications. It specifically names Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the commander of the armed forces (tatmadaw) and the national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar army chief visits

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 25/05/2016

    » Myanmar's armed forces commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing kicks off his three-day visit to Thailand today, where he will meet Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and military top brass.

  • OPINION

    NLD believes Suu Kyi can be president

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Myanmar's opposition leader is planning to be the country's next president after her party overwhelmingly won this month's polls. Although the constitution bars Aung San Suu Kyi from the position -- because she was married to a foreigner and her two children are foreign nationals -- she and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are preparing to nominate her when parliament convenes at the end of January.

  • OPINION

    Peace talks feature symbolism, scepticism

    News, New York Times, Published on 02/09/2016

    » In the grandest gesture yet of her young administration, Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, opened a peace conference on Wednesday to bring together hundreds of the country's ethnic armed groups in hopes of ending decades of conflict.

  • OPINION

    Democratic era dawns on the generals

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are heading for a historic landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although the official results are days away -- the charismatic pro-democracy leader seems certain to control the lower house, and may even have an absolute majority in the parliament as a whole.

  • NEWS

    Ties forged in 'brotherhood'

    News, Published on 19/02/2018

    » During a three-day visit to Thailand, Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, talked to reporters Wassana Nanuam and Kornchanok Raksaseri on the occasion of his receiving a second royal decoration from Thailand, the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.

  • NEWS

    Tip of the iceberg

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Myanmar's government and entirely out-of-touch military soiled themselves again, over the Rohingya issue of course.

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