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Borderless News Online Releases Interviews with Burmese Monk Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, September Newsletter


Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2015 -- Businesses, governmental entities and individuals for whom Southeast Asian news is of particular relevance and interest are hard-pressed to find a reliable online source that focuses uniquely on the region. Borderless News Online was founded to respond to this need through timely, unique articles on issues affecting the area, visible both on their website and through a free newsletter subscription service. This month's Borderless News Online newsletter focuses primarily on Myanmar and Vietnam, bringing readers articles featuring expert analyses and interviews on situations in both countries.

In Myanmar, Borderless News Online's founder, Matt Rusling, speaks with prominent Burmese monk, Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, regarding the religious divisions that he believes have been stirred up by the county's government in order to maintain a firm grasp on power. The religious leader was one of few civic leaders to meet with Hillary Clinton when the Secretary of State visited the country in 2011. Part II of this interview, delving deeper into the subject, is also now available.

In a separate article, the newsletter also analyzes Myanmar's allegedly anti-Muslim Race and Religion Protection laws, which critics argue are an abrupt and puzzling turn from the country's prior attempts to present a positive face internationally, in order to attract foreign investment.

Borderless News Online next turns its attention to Vietnam's tech sector in an article exploring the country's regulation-heavy governmental attitude towards the tech startup scene. Through an interview with venture capital expert, Jenny Q. Ta, Borderless examines the implication of Vietnam's constantly shifting "jungle laws," which make business regulations difficult to predict and adhere to. This tendency on the part of the Vietnamese government, along with a tradition of restricting free speech, could potentially impede the tech industry by hampering the ability of Vietnamese online startups to develop domestically and compete globally.

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About Borderless News Online
Borderless News Online was formed by international journalist Matt Rusling in response to a lack of news sources that specifically report on Southeast Asian events and issues, and is designed to provide businesses, governments, corporations and individuals with analyses of news relevant to their relationship to the Southeast Asian region. Rusling, a graduate of Northwestern School of Journalism and contributor to the New York Times, NPR, BBC Radio, USA Today and others, has reported from Japan, Thailand, Korea, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Cuba and Washington DC. He has gone undercover in Thailand to investigate human trafficking; has interviewed top Asian CEOs and Asian political and religious leaders.