The pathway to change in Myanmar has not been a simple one, with riots, religion and reformist ideals clashing openly and often since the process began back in 2011. Yet despite the many bumps in the road, real progress is being made, with the University of Melbourne one of many external organisations helping build capacity in the country formerly known as Burma.
Long-time opposition politician and peace activist Aung San Suu Kyi has frequently described education as one of the keys to the...
YANGON, Myanmar - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched Myanmar's first mobile library Saturday to highlight her policy of spreading education in the country.
"Now, it's only a bus with a room, but if our people use it correctly it may be great benefit for our country," Suu Kyi said at a ceremony in Kawhmu, 30 kilometres south-west of Yangon.
Myanmar has few libraries and its schools and universities have suffered from years of neglect and poor budgets. Suu Kyi has stressed the need...
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Myanmar, which has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. It is somewhat smaller than the U.S. state of Texas and slightly larger... ... More