Now, for that other major election – in Myanmar

by Rashmee

Posted on November 8, 2020


Today, Myanmar goes to the polls for only the second time in a decade. Roughly half a century of military rule ended in 2011. Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to victory in the first election after the junta, to use the phraseology of one Donald Trump, stood back and stood by. It was … Continue reading “Now, for that other major election – in Myanmar”

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Burma’s ‘Dirty List’ of international companies has the usual suspects and some surprises too

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2018


  The Burma Campaign UK, an NGO based in London, emailed an interesting press release on Monday, December 10. It was about its so-called “Dirty List of international companies linked to the military in Burma, or companies whose operations are linked to human rights violations or environmental destruction”. The 49-strong list included America’s Western Union … Continue reading “Burma’s ‘Dirty List’ of international companies has the usual suspects and some surprises too”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK