William Hague on Saw Naing Naing
A politician whose only crime has been daring to speak out in su
Burma's colonial days are long gone, Thant Myint-U writes, but echoes of that era still remain
Focusing on Aung San Suu Kyi may not be the best way to bring democracy to Burma, argues Maung Zarni
A romantic view persists of a country of silk and temples
Burma has other woes besides a cruel dictatorship. The country is a patchwork of ethnic groups which
Beneath the political hurly-burly in Burma, there exist several threatened traditional ways of life that maintain the serene soul of a nation.
When the New Statesman asked me to submit a nomination for a poll of "heroes of our time" a few months ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was my instant choice.
It is a society infested with spies, where people live in terror of a hardline military regime, yet
By this October, my courageous sister and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent 11 years of her life in detention in Burma.
It was the sight of saffron-robed monks whipping overexcited fans back into their seats at an outdoor gig in Bagan that first turned me on to one of the oddest hybrids in world contemporary music: