The National Unity Government’s plan to end discrimination against the Rohingya and replace the 1982 Citizenship Law could face opposition from among its own supporters – if the parallel government gets the chance to implement it.
A network of hardline, pro-military groups known as Pyusawhti is doing its best to spread terror among the population as it fights a dirty war against the democratic forces resisting the coup.
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Ambassador Brendan Rogers speaks to Frontier about his time as Ireland's envoy to Myanmar and this week's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
After a long career in Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr Brendan Rogers took up the post of ambassador to Thailand and Myanmar in 2014, presenting his credentials to President U Htin Kyaw in April 2016.
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”.