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Much of the attention in Myanmar’s transition has been focused on the country’s former military government and its pro-democracy movement. Dr Matthew Mullen, author of the recently published Pathways that changed Myanmar, argues that the smaller community-level movements also had a significant impact on political changes in the country in recent years. Mullen spoke to JusticeInfo about the impacts of sanctions, how the top-down transition could be a threat to community-level movements and the role played by the so-called “third force”.
Interview with Dr Matthew Mullen, human rights lecturer at Thailand's Mahidol University and author of Pathways that changed Myanmar.
The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society movement has been a driving force for reform for nearly 30 years, and is likely to emerge as a powerful player in party politics.
Out of the wild: Myanmar’s controversial plan to harvest endangered species
Legalising commercial farming of rare species will undercut poachers, says Myanmar’s Forest Department, but conservationists expect the move to lead to increased demand.