FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Khin Khin, an 8-year-old donning traditional Burmese clothes, jumped up and down hysterically at the front of the Royal Festival Hall in London last week. She’s never set foot in Burma before, and only speaks a few words of her family’s native language. But she understands the importance of the lady about to take the stage. “I love her so much, I am so excited to see her,” she says, ignoring her mother’s request that she sit down.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Long-standing concerns that drug syndicates would exploit traditional people smuggling routes are now being realized. Indonesian authorities in particular are concerned that Iranian asylum seekers are being recruited into the drug trade. […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Twelve months ago, the Burmese military allowed elections that resulted in the first civilian government coming to power since it took control in 1962. The poll was widely regarded as a sham, […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Since Burma first initiated its political and economic reforms, businesses with an eye to profits and governments with a regional political strategy in mind have been gushing in their praise of […]