Aung San Suu Kyi commands enormous support in the political realm. But there is also a widespread nationalist perception that her Western liberal outlook privileges minority rights and diversity over the protection of Buddhism.
“It is Myanmar which is solely responsible for the Rohingya problem and it is Myanmar which must solve it.," said Foreign Minister A.K.Abdul Momen.
"We want to go back, recover our citizenship and live with dignity and with human rights. The world should assist us in reaching this very legitimate goal,” asserted Sawyadullah, a leader of the Rohingya refugees ,
China is achieving its geopolitical goals in the region and its political objectives within Myanmar, but its influence and role are viewed favorably by the Myanmarese.
“Informal dialogue means people sitting around, ideally away from a formal negotiating table, and exchanging ideas and trying to build a little bit of trust" Ambassador Scot Marciel told The Irrawaddy.
The international community appears to be helpless and suffering from fatigue trying to solve the Rohingya issue, says Dr.Swaran Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University
According to Maymarese historian, Thant Myint-U, the emergence of the Buddhist Arakan Army tears Myanmarese society apart in a way unprecedented in modern times.
"The qualitative aspects of improved governance that have a strong correlation with human capital development cannot be and have not been captured by the way the HCI has been constructed," the Indian government said. The gap in data and methodology overlook the initiatives taken by a country and, in turn, portray an incomplete and predetermined picture, it said, adding this,...
"If the Maldives is to have a chance of establishing a genuine, lasting democracy, committed to the rule of law and the Constitution, then many of our institutions require significant support and reform, so that they may enjoy the confidence of the Maldivian people. In this regard, we look towards our friends and partners in the international community to assist...
The Foreign Ministers of countries which are part of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) have approved, in principle, 167 connectivity projects costing US$ 50 billion based on an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, The Kathmandu Post reported. The member states are developing a BIMSTEC Transport Connectivity Master Plan, with a goal to complete...