IS craves for Islamic State and future of Myanmar (Part II)


When we can assume that the conspiracy of IS militants behind the Rakhine issue rooted in Myanmar since 2012 comes into shape, civil war is still going on with chaos and commotion.

Responsible officials need to answer the question of whether Myanmar with such chaos and commotion can become like Syria.

IS craves for Islamic State and future of Myanmar (Part 1)

Islamic militants from the Islamic State group also known as IS or ISIL are now trying to create a stronghold in developing countries of Africa and South East Asia as their roles elsewhere including Europe are limited.

A rock, a hard place and the media


The media industry in Myanmar certainly is no stranger to getting into trouble with the authorities.

Each successive government had sued and jailed plenty of journalists, including the quasi-civilian government under previous President Thein Sein and the numbers only rose under the current administration ruled by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Are we already in bubble territory?

As the long hot summer is drenched by disaster floods in Houston, Bangladesh and India, whilst financial markets continue to hit record highs, we need to ask whether financial markets are simply over-valued or already in bubble territory?

EDITORIAL: Media is not a PR tool for government

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Junta cabinet needs to earn public attention through creative and interesting accomplishments.

The Long Hot Summer of the Arab Spring

What has happened in Charlottesville showed that temperatures and tempers are flaring in this long hot summer.   Is the Arab Spring spreading worldwide due to climate warming?

Wild elephants poaching rises in southern Rakhine, Ayeyawady Region


The rate of wild elephant poaching has been increasing in Ayeyawady Region and southern parts of Rakhine State, although conservation activities are being carried out at Rakhine Yoma Wildlife Sanctuary, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

A region crying out to be a community

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Unlike the European Union, Asean’s strength is like that of the bamboo that sways with the wind but does not snap.

Fighting threat of transnational terror

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Radicalisation is spreading and rings an alarm bell. 

Search for missing villager in mountains comes up empty handed

Security forces and villagers have been searching for one of three people who had been collecting shells on the Mayu mountain range. They discovered some personal items of the missing person and some huts that were allegedly built by terrorists.   

Despite the efforts of the combined team, the person has not been found. The personal items they found were an empty polyethylene bag and a catapult.