The Golden Triangle’s City Built on Dirty Money

For decades, the Golden Triangle, a region wedged between Thailand, Myanmar and Laos along the Mekong River, has been synonymous with opium production, organised crime, and rebel militias. In recent years, in the northern part of Laos, the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has come under the control of Chinese casino mogul Zhao Wei, since his Hong Kong registered company, Kings Romans, leased the land for 99 years.

The Forgotten Faces: Chin Refugees in India’s Quandary

This article focuses on the Chin people fleeing persecution in Myanmar, and facing limited protection in India. India’s absence of a comprehensive refugee law render the Chins vulnerable to racism and xenophobia. Mapping the refugee’s unique situation, marked by language barriers and inadequate legal support this article prompts the question for India’s refugee law and analyzes UNHCR’s response to the refugee crisis.

[REPORT] Myanmar: a long quest for democracy & freedom

Since independence from the United Kingdom, Myanmar’s quest for freedom and democracy has been a long and ongoing battle. While its people and the international community hoped that Aung San Suu Kyi would move Myanmar down the path of democracy, the military coup of February 2021 has moved the Southeast Asian country further away from the democratic path, while strengthening its political ties with Russia and China.

Myanmar Military Coup: An Ensuing Crisis of Democracy

On 1 February, Myanmar’s military enacted a coup against the ruling NLD party, detaining former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. The military’s removal of the elected government has showcased Myanmar’s democracy crisis.

“Impunity And Human Rights Cannot Coexist”: When Is The Truce?

“Impunity and human rights cannot coexist”. These are the words of Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, used to describe the mounting perilous situation in a particular state of the southeast Asian country, Rakhine.