Ron Emmons is a writer and photographer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He provides stories on Southeast Asian culture for many international publications, and frequently updates guide books for publishers including National Geographic and Rough Guides.
With use of solar systems growing in Myanmar, knowing how to maintain and use equipment effectively is a major challenge – one that a retired solar contractor is tackling in some of the country’s most remote areas.
Respect the election result, but don’t gloss over the flaws
The large turnout on November 8 powerfully demonstrated society’s commitment to democracy, but this should not overshadow deep flaws in the electoral process that threaten to undermine future progress.