Geoffrey Goddard

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Professor Robert H. Taylor, Associate Senior Fellow, ISEAS, Singapore
Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Veteran specialist of Myanmar politics Professor Robert H. Taylor

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi out campaigning. Photo: Mizzima
Constitutional reform and the politics of obfuscation
Sunday, 26 April 2015

(ANALYSIS) In late November 2013, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote to...

Sand-mining at Ngapali beach. The “mass theft” of sand is destroying the beach, says the Alliance against Sand-mining at Ngapali and Myanmar Beaches. Photo: Supplied
Thursday, 2 April 2015

President U Thein Sein is being asked to order a halt to sand-mining at Ngapali beach in an online petition being circulated by...

A Chinese Coast Guard vessel (right) using water cannon against a Vietnamese fisheries surveillance ship in disputed waters of the South China Sea off Vietnam’s central coast, in a file photo taken on June 2, 2014. Reports of an encounter between the two countries in the South China Sea in June 2011 were censored by the Myanmar authorities in China’s favour. Photo: AFP/Vietnam News Agency
Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Myanmar was founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement and has long embraced a neutral foreign policy, although ...

Nai Hong Sar addressing the media.
Nai Hong Sar, vice chairman (1), United Nationalities Federal Council
Thursday, 26 February 2015

Myanmar’s main coalition of armed ethnic groups, the United Nationalities Federal Council, has said it would be “impossible” for a ceasefire agreement to be signed on Union Day, February 12, as proposed by President U Thein Sein. The UNFC has instead called for President U Thein Sein and the leaders of armed ethnic groups to sign an agreement on establishing a federal union on Union Day.  The call was made in a statement issued by UNFC leaders at a media briefing in Bangkok on February 2.

Kraisak Choonhavan, conservationist, human rights activist
Friday, 20 February 2015

Thai conservationist and human rights activist Kraisak Choonhavan has long campaigned against hydroelectric dams. Dr Kraisak, an academic for 20 years before he entered politics with the Democratic Party, was a member of the Thai Senate from 2001 to 2006 and served as chair of its foreign relations committee. Dr Kraisak is president of the Bangkok-based Freeland Foundation, which campaigns against wildlife and human trafficking in Myanmar and the region, and is a senior advisor to Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission, which has been investigating the role of Thai companies in plans to build dams on the Thanlwin (Salween) River. Mizzima Weekly’s Geoffrey Goddard sat down with Dr Kraisak for a wide-ranging discussion about dams and Thailand’s energy policy.