Myanmar Country Profile 2015Burma Country Profile 2015
Burma Country Profile (12-01-17) - Burma
Burma continues to be very vulnerable to a variety of catastrophes such as flooding, hurricanes and cataclysm. Catastrophe prevention and reduction continue to be a top-priority to enhance vulnerability. Almost 120,000 refugees have been internally displaced in Rakhine State following the intercommunal conflict in 2012. Moreover, ten thousand refugees have been driven out since the October 2016 Rakhine state' s northerly boarder bombings and the ensuing safety missions.
Nearly 100,000 refugees in Kachin and Shan states are still internally displaced, and there are ongoing intermittent struggles and new expulsions.
Research & Analysis 2016
Burma is going through a decisive phase of policy reforms in the context of fast global expansion and candour. Successfully holding legislative elections in November 2015 marked a groundbreaking year for the state. Burma has seen changes that seemed unlikely, if not possible, just a few years ago.
This happened just over a decade elapsed since the regime launched its Roadmap to Democracy and three years after the country's most celebrated former Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took her seats in parliament. A large part of the present policy discussion relates to constitutional changes. Simultaneously, ethical and religio ural conflict will remain a major challenges for any regime in Naypyidaw.
Nevertheless, Myanmar has benefits, which include the obligation to overhaul its large and young people. Included in this section is a position by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the National League for Democracy; and an interview with Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister Emeritus, Singapore. In the Myanmar 2016 review.
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