Mae Tao Clinic
15 Nov 2018
The political situation in Myanmar has changed from a military government, which ruled since 1962 until a civilian government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the elections in 2010 and 2015. Even though this has still not brought the country to a fully democratic system of government, since the 2008 Constitution still reserves political power to the Myanmar military, it has been enough for western countries to adjust relations with Myanmar by relaxing sanctions, investing in Myanmar and donating more assistance funding.
5 Jul 2013
Public concern has arisen after the land donated to Dr. Cynthia Maung for her charitable Mae Tao Clinic in Tak Province near the Thai-Burmese border was reportedly transferred to a high-ranking police officer, with the monk who oversaw the transfer claiming it was for reasons of national security.