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Heroines, heroes and villains

10 August 2016

In the second article of a two-part series, Andrew Selth takes a look at superheroes and more in Myanmar comics. Over the past 75 years, Western comic books with a Burma theme have been dominated by...

Thai Politics: Between democracy and its discontents

9 August 2016

After two coups, a decade of political strife and this week’s referendum vote in favour of further military involvement in government, Thai politics deserves serious analysis, grounded in facts and...

How the press can power Myanmar’s democracy

8 August 2016

As a voracious consumer of Myanmar journalism over some time, I am fascinated by how the country’s transition to freedom of the press takes root and prospers. Progress toward press freedom has...

Cashing in

8 August 2016

Jokowi’s second reshuffle is a win for the president’s loyalists and financiers. Political campaign financing in contemporary Indonesia is neither transparent nor accountable. State subsidisation of...

 A CHILD WAITS OUTSIDE THE MAUSOLEUM ON MARTYRS' DAY. PHOTO: FINANCIAL TIMES/EPA

Martyrs’ Day a wake-up call

27 July 2016

For the first time, it was held under a National League for Democracy-backed government. After several decades of absence, it was also the first time the commander-in-chief attended. And, for the...

Revisiting country risk for Myanmar

19 July 2016

**Will it be boom or bust for companies investing in a newly democratic Myanmar? ** After Myanmar’s 2015 elections, the international credit rating agency, Moody’s, initially issued a very positive...

Myanmar’s 2016 batch of babies

18 July 2016

In 2016, around a million babies will be born in Myanmar. Too often we forget the prospects and possibilities of these new lives, instead focusing almost all our attention on those who have already...

Source: Myanmar Times

Keeping friends close, Thailand closer

7 July 2016

It says something profound about the region that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s first international trips as state counsellor and foreign minister have required photo ops with Southeast Asian dictators....

Mahathir and Malaysia’s money politics

28 June 2016

In a country where cash is king, soon nothing will happen without bribery, alleges former PM. Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad looked on Thursday like a man with important calculations to make...

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Time to position Australia as a digital player in a world online

27 June 2016

Australia exists in a world well and truly on its way to digital saturation. While we are likely decades away from the terrifying concept of “peak digital”, a complete renovation of how the public,...

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