In Depth The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:34:17 +0630 en-gb Kokang’s capital shows signs of life

Residents have started returning to Laukkai, but they say martial law is hurting business as fighting continues in southern parts of the region.

]]> (Wa Lone) In Depth Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:15:37 +0630
NLD chief still barred from presidency under draft charter changes

Proposed amendments would reduce the military role in national politics by ensuring a civilian president, while also devolving more power to states.

]]> (Ei Ei Toe Lwin and Htoo Thant) In Depth Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:51:29 +0630
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi risks domestic backlash from China trip

Fighting in Kokang and controversial investments such as the Myitsone dam are likely to dominate discussions.

]]> (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) In Depth Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:38:47 +0630
Myanmar: A country of differences More people in Myanmar have mobile phones than use electricity to light their homes, many more rely on bullock carts than possess cars or vans, and there is still a serious deficit of toilets and potable water.

]]> (Guy Dinmore) In Depth Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:47:06 +0630
US-Myanmar relations under scrutiny as boat crisis deepens

In the midst of sectarian violence raging in Rakhine State in 2012, President Barack Obama, as the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar, shamed the nation for its treatment of the Rohingya minority.

]]> (Laignee Barron) In Depth Tue, 19 May 2015 10:22:52 +0630
Can Myanmar, and the region, continue to ignore the crisis?

On the brink of an escalating crisis, with migrant-laden boats bearing down on Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia being repelled back to sea, the region has reached a critical impasse.

]]> (Laignee Barron and Nyan Lynn Aung) In Depth Fri, 15 May 2015 10:09:17 +0630
Myanmar shows its metta for Nepal

Shortly after news broke of a devastating earthquake, Myanmar groups began searching for ways to help ease suffering in the Himalayan nation.

]]> (Catherine Trautwein) In Depth Fri, 15 May 2015 09:42:32 +0630
Desperate, starving but alive, arrivals face an uncertain fate

Arrival of more than 1000 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh brings home the reality of the crisis in Rakhine State.

]]> (Fiona Macgregor) In Depth Thu, 14 May 2015 09:38:52 +0630
Government offers two-stage ceasefire deal

Kokang group and its two allies to be excluded from first ceasefire, but government says it will open negotiations when fighting stops.

]]> (Wa Lone and Guy Dinmore) In Depth Mon, 11 May 2015 10:31:44 +0630
From barracks to ballot box, military holds key to power

The role of military MPs has evolved over past four years but there are no indications they will exit parliament soon.

]]> (Nan Tin Htwe) In Depth Wed, 06 May 2015 10:15:09 +0630