Kyaw Zwa Moe

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Fighting Corruption Begins at Home

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Burmese officials should disclose their sources of wealth if they're serious about fighting graft.

Turning Burma into Next Asian Tiger No Simple Task

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Long seen as Southeast Asia's “problem child,” Burma could emerge as a potential challenger to its more economically advanced neighbors—but only if it puts its house in order first.

A Good Beginning to the New Year

Friday, January 13, 2012
Burma is off to a fast start in 2012 with the release of many prominent political prisoners. Now it is important to use that momentum to address other important issues.

2011: The Year We've Been Waiting For?

Friday, December 30, 2011
The past year has seen some unexpected progress toward democratic reform in Burma, but it remains to be seen if these developments mark a permanent change in the country's political orientation.

The Fragility of Reforms

Friday, December 16, 2011
Until the leaders of Burma’s new government demonstrate an understanding of their past mistakes and change their fundamental view of power and governance, the reforms seen thus far can still be reversed.

bullet Clinton the Cowboy?

bullet Another Decision Day for Suu Kyi

bullet The House on Stilts

bullet There’s Something Happening Here

bullet Let Them Finish What They Started



Burmese Pleased with President's Speech, but Doubts Linger

Friday, March 2, 2012
Most Burmese said they were impressed by President Thein Sein's speech to Parliament on Thursday, but not everyone is convinced he can.

The Last Night in the Cell

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Three of Burma’s most prominent political prisoners recount the night before their release on Jan. 13.

Striking with Their Lives

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Hunger strikers in Burma’s prisons use their bodies as weapons to demand their rights, knowing that they are risking their lives by doing so.

The Assassin Who Couldn’t Kill

Friday, October 21, 2011
Recent Burmese history may have been much different if a young student had acted on his intention to assassinate Khin Nyunt in 1990.

A Town So Close, But Yet So Far

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Mae Sot, Thailand is a border town where most of the inhabitants are Burmese and where Burmese language, cuisine and culture predominate. But for those longing to return to Burma, it is still a long way from home.

bullet Explosive Art from Burma

bullet A Journey to another World

bullet Putting Compassion into Action

bullet Monks March as Boycott Begins—Authorities Use Tear Gas

bullet Leading Activist in Hiding Warns of Dangerous Days Ahead



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