EDITORIAL: Sheer abuse of power

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Alarming atrocities around Southeast Asia raise the question: What happened to human values?

Feeling Dumb about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

There has been so much hype about AI that rock star historian turned futurist Yuval Noah Harari thinks that Man (Homo Sapiens) will evolve into Homo Deus – almost god-like through technology and science conquering famine, war and possibly even death (Vintage Books, 2015). 

OPINION: A reflection on Facebook

Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN - Within a week after I wrote about the President becoming a purveyor of fake news, someone decided to teach me a lesson by setting up a Facebook account using my name and an old photo of myself riding a motorcycle. It looked authentic enough, except for the fine print listing my title as “Ediotor” (sic) of the Inquirer, and describing my work as “trash.”

How would Bengalis linked with ARSA terror group be re-accepted?

Myanmar will soon start a process for re-accepting Bengalis who fled to Bangladesh.

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi already told the international community that Myanmar will re-accept anyone who can be verified in accordance with the 1993 agreement.

UNHCR’s reports as of September 28 tallied the amount of runaway Bengalis to around 501,000 and their numbers grow daily. The Information Committee also reported of many Bengalis that had previously remained within Myanmar but had now crossed over or are now gathering at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to migrate.

OPINION: Will Shinawatras stir the political pot from abroad?

BANGKOK(The Nation/ANN) -  Siblings Thaksin and Yingluck, fugitives from justice, will reunite somewhere abroad. But will they join hands to turn the world against Thailand, or emerge as a threat to the junta?

Extreme terrorism and finding the truth

A large number of people including natives in Rakhine State have to suffer greatly due to violent attacks of extremist Bengalis. In the international community, however, focus is on the difficulties facing those fleeing to Bangladesh. It is therefore necessary to make the world know about the acts of extremist Bengali terrorists.  

Few people took notice of around a hundred of Hindus who went missing in northern Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, while violent incidents occurred. But now, the bodies of those Hindus have been found buried after being brutally killed.  

Respect Myanmar’s sovereignty

On September 19, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a State of the Union Address on terror attacks in Rakhine State.

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.