An activist places cutouts on the ground in Mahabandoola Park in Yangon on August 8, 2016 to mark the 28th anniversary of a general strike, one of the key events of the 1988 uprising. (AFP)
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness played a key role in sparking the 1988 uprising, and hopes that those bearing mental and physical wounds inflicted under junta rule will eventually be able to find closure.
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness played a key role in sparking the 1988 uprising, and hopes that those bearing mental and physical wounds inflicted under junta rule will eventually be able to find closure.
A television drama that extols the role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’s modern history is a failure of art and propaganda but provides insights into the psychology of the armed forces.
Delphos International, a Washington DC-based company focused on project financing in emerging markets, recently completed the first phase of a study on Myanmar’s energy sector under a project financed by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). At the request of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, the study was expanded to include the state of the national electricity grid and its capacity to handle power from renewable sources. The manager of the project, Mr Eric Shumway, spoke to Frontier’s Thomas Kean about why the ministry has concerns about renewables, comparing the cost of different power generation types and why power shortages could get much worse before the situation begins to improve. Before joining Delphos to manage the project, Shumway was a director at London Economics International, an energy economics consultancy.

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