Nicholas Farrelly

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Monday, 30 March 2015

It wasn’t long ago that Yangon was a sleepy place. Electricity was at best erratic, internet and phone connections scant, buildings crumbly, business slow and roads lightly trafficked.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

At the Defence Services Museum in Nay Pyi Taw there are cabinets devoted to the peace-making exploits of ....

Monday, 2 March 2015

In the old days it wasn’t easy to get to know Myanmar government officials. The system was designed to discourage too much fraternization with visiting foreigners.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Myanmar’s university students are known at home and abroad for their strident activism against dictatorship. In the old days, grainy images of defiant marchers, demanding greater rights and an end to authoritarian rule, circulated around the world.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Later this year the government will release more results from the 2014 census. We have already learned that Myanmar’s population is 51,419,420, which is somewhat lower than many had guessed.