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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw's retirement is worrying: Welshman Bridget
Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw's abrupt retirement is a disturbing trend for the country's continued existence, according to a political observer, especially as a critical critic that captivates the ruling Aung San Suu Kyi. The 71-year-old left immediately "to recover from his present obligations and responsibilities," Htin Kyaw's bureau said in a declaration on Wednesday.
Suu Kyi is still ruled the presidential election, although she has trustworthy representatives. His successor is widely believed to be NLD loyaltyist Win Myint, who is currently the spokesman for the lower chamber. It now feels that the state is not necessarily heading in a more democratically oriented direction," Welsh went on, pointing to the emergence of a comprehensive policy of identities, accounts of racial purges and the continuing grasp of force by the army.
Myanmar Nobel Peace Prize winner and State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi will address the Asia Society in New York on 21 September 2016. There were high expectations that Suu Kyi's administration would introduce a democratic regime after centuries of rule, but now it faces global conviction for failing to stop the Rohingya Muslims' violent prosecution by the army and extremist Buddhists.
According to Yanghee Lee, the UN High Representative for Myanmar Civil Liberties, violent against the minorities "bears the marks of an outrage. Aung San Suu Kyi's inactivity in this issue "reflects the fact that she is reacting to the overwhelming support of the people in her own county who believe that[the Rohingya] are illicit migrants," said Welsh.
Myanmar's Buddhist majoritarian populations and military officers, who still exercise strong oversight over state matters, have described the Rohingya as "terrorists" - allegations backed by deceptive newscasts in the state press.
Myanmar's policy transformation is bringing new technologies and new possibilities - Nationally
Rangoon - Getting on a Yangon-damaged coach is a move into one of the lowest fares in Myanmar. However, when you sit on the torn seat and listen to the cries of your coach companions, it is clear that here too it is difficult to get away from the city.
If you look out the filthy coach door, it's also difficult to miss the crowd of crane and worker eagerly working on the Yangon jungle, while advertisements for ISPs and mobile phone operators decorate the posters along the roads of the town. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been isolated from the outside world for the more than 50 million largely poverty-stricken people, with little to no overseas investments, no broadband connections and no expression.
Secluded from the outside world for many years, Myanmar began a reform in November 2010, as the regime changed from a rigid army regime to a military-backed civil one. Then, in 2011, the regime liberated tens of thousand detainees, began to relax the regulations of censure and even permitted for the first case the use of the Net.
This reform led to more immigrants and businesses from the West, among them the Canadian Rita Nguyen. Gnguyen came to Myanmar with business dreaming and launched the first Myanmar-speaking mobile phone accessible community site in a newly launched state. Today, a single face-to-face face charge will only throw back a few bucks and instead of a single governmentcell or ISP, there are several, inclusive of overseas businesses, that have received licenses to run in the state, making the web more accessible from one day to the next.
"It' a company that probably comes on-line when it' s the least expensive of all the technologies it has ever been, and it really is a gaming platform. I get aroused and it just happens so quickly," says Nguyen. It is this quick transition that has brought Nguyen to their newest project in the state. After the sale of his company in Australia, Justin Sway was looking for another company in the technological field to work in.
A Myanmar native who hasn't been in the land in 40 years. Coming from Myanmar, I am very thankful for the possibilities given to my extended home, but I am also very thankful for the possibility to work with my own folks and be a part of their grown.
Nguyen and Sway are both excited about the huge transformation and fast transition from a fully off-line to a fully on-line company, but they also recognise that there are obstacles to overcoming. They not only have to adapt their companies to a technological rather than technological oriented markets, they also have to adapt their recruitment strategies to the realities of a newly launched people.
"It' not as easy as in Canada, where you just advertise and advertise for a position.... there are simply no one who understands this kind of work, there are not enough guys who know the technologies, there is just a general lack of skilled workers," says Nguyen. "It' difficult to find anybody, here or in Australia or America.
It' always difficult to find someone. Sway and Nguyen both look to the past and believe that the fast inflow of investments and the fast pace of technological development in Myanmar are crucial. You also believe that it is these changes that will really contribute to a better life for the population.
"They see a land where some 19 million will be put out of work in the next five to ten years. So there' s just this huge swell," says Nguyen. It' s difficult to believe that such a quick transition would give so many lives a better opportunity, but many in the UK see the unbelievable changes as such - an opportunity to transform the outlook for a nation that has been living in bitter destitution and anxiety about its own regime for so long.
She traveled to Myanmar as a beneficiary of the Asia Pacific Foundation Media Fellowship 2015/2016.