My Return to Burma after 24 Years in Exile

13 November 2012: [CG note: Victor Biak Lian, Chin activist, ethnic leader, freedom fighter and winner of the 2010 St. Shephen's Prize, made a short visit to ethnic states including his native Chinland in Burma after spending the last 24 years in exile struggling for human rights, democracy and freedom in the country.] 
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Burma's Ethnic Conflict and the Way Forward for Democracy

  31 October 2012: Less than a month after the Burmese democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi concluded her highly decorated visit to the US, which was followed by the US announcement to ease its sanctions on imports from 1Burma, another major communal violence broke out in the western part of the country that have claimed more than 100 lives and resulted in thousands of internally displaced Rohingyas. In the north, the Burmese military continues its offensive against the ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
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The Transparency Deficit: The Culture of Secret Talks and Political Deal-Making

13 March 2012: (Editorial) Secret talks and deal-making between the political elites are no new phenomenon in Burma. In fact, transparency – no matter how much anybody on either ends of the political spectrum claims to want it – has been lacking in the political discourse since before the founding of the Union of Burma in 1947.
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Malaysia Crackdown: No Time to Wait for Action

14 February 2012: (Op-Ed) Tens of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are at undue risk for arrest in the upcoming raids all over Malaysia.  Saturday afternoon, February 11, at the beautiful Central Market in Kota Raya downtown Kuala Lumpur, while many tourists and locals shopped, more than 100 people (including illegal migrant workers, asylum seekers, and refugees) were arrested for illegally working.
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