Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi wants the world to see her country as a business and investment opportunity waiting to be seized.
About Quinn LibsonQuinn Libson is an Associate Editor at Asia News Network
The diplomatic spaces in which Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counselor of Myanmar, can move without serious challenge are growing increasingly narrow.
Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act which was used to prosecute and send two Reuters reporters to prison for seven years is not the only law that has been weaponized against the press.
This isn’t the first time the Prime Minister has used the tools of arrest and release in tandem to quell pressures from home and abroad.
The prime minister has been notably outspoken in his criticism of China-backed infrastructure projects and Beijing’s involvement in the South China Sea.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad says he wants to renegotiate the water agreement that has been one of the most acrimonious facets of the relationship between the two countries since they went their separate ways in 1965.
Hun Sen’s electoral victory was marred by controversy but the win signals closer ties between Cambodia and China.