Foreign Correspondence

Naypyidaw Rejects UN Appeal

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Myanmar government has lived up to expectations and rejected an appeal by the United Nations to grant citizenship to its stateless Muslim Rohingya population, who the government insists are illegal […]

Foreign Correspondence

Time for ASEAN Rethink on Burma

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long been criticized as a toothless tiger for its inability to deal with controversial and often bloody issues. The Sabah Insurgency launched in March […]

Foreign Correspondence

A Brave New Burma?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Last November, President Obama visited Burma, meeting reformist President Thein Sein and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. But as the pace of change in the Southeast Asian country accelerates, human […]