The re-emergence of Myanmar’s missing generation |

The re-emergence of Myanmar's missing generation


The younger generations of Myanmar have gradually grown more exposed to freedom and the outside world since the military junta handed over power to a nominally civilian government in 2011. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)

“When I told my family of what I would study, the first thing my mum asked was: ‘Is this dangerous?’ she said, laughing. She explained that her mother was worried that she would be in danger by edging towards politics.”

Today, LKY School alumna Phyu Yamin Myat (MPP 2010) is the Managing Director & Founder of Myanmar Development Partners. A public policy advocate who specializes in socio-economic development, she was recently featured by Channel News Asia in an article exploring Myanmar’s “missing generation”.

“The whole world is missing our generation. There are people who grow up and live for themselves while staying a little far from politics. But there are also a lot of people like me in Myanmar, people who want to make this country better.”

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