Dissent

Spirit of Myanmar’s National Day forgotten?

On today, the 21 November, the people of Myanmar celebrate their National Day, an annual public holiday for the country, celebrated on the tenth day following the full moon of the month of Tazaungmone, the eighth month of the country’s calendar.

21 November 2019
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Thai education system: Completely corrupt

Early in October last year, Thailand’s cabinet at the time approved the transfer of three senior head officials from the country’s Ministry of Education following a probe into alleged malfeasance in relation to the construction of the Songkhla Lake Aquaculture Research Centre, an aquarium and marine research centre in the southern province of Songkhla.Earlier in March, an embezzlement scandal going back to 2008 involving scholarships from the Sema Phatthana Chiwit Fund worth US$3.7 million wa

12 July 2019
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Are governments crying wolf?

Towards the end of last month, on 21 June, the government of Myanmar ordered mobile phone operators in the country to shut down all Internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighbouring Chin state.

1 July 2019
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Growing dissent among Thailand’s students

Following the now viral anti-junta rap song "What My Country's Got" (Pratheet Go Mee) by hip-hop collective Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD), another rap song had surfaced earlier this month. This latest song is by a 17-year-old rapper Thanayut Na Ayutthaya, better known as Elevenfinger.Lyrics to Elevenfinger’s song “Equality” shines a light on Thai politics and the country’s poor education system. Some of the lyrics include “A country killing the people...

21 November 2018
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