Aung San Suu Kyi

The Leaderboard: U Thaung Tun

Why is he in the news? U Thaung Tun was appointed Myanmar’s national security advisor on January 10. The new post created by the President’s Office was established, “to advise the president and the Union Government on internal and external…

The Leaderboard: Yar Pyae

Who is he? Lieutenant General Yar Pyae heads the Myanmar Armed Forces’ Bureau of Special Operations 2, based in Shan State in the country’s northeast. He previously served as the chief of training and judge advocate general of the Myanmar…

New Era Dawns in Myanmar

By Aung Din — It was March 30, a beautiful but extremely hot summer day in Myanmar. The sky above Naypyitaw, the secluded capital, was clear. The enormous parliament compound was filled with thousands of people and I was one…