In Depth The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth.html Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:13:16 +0630 en-gb Decision makers steer clear of a seat at negotiating table http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12563-decision-makers-steer-clear-of-a-seat-at-negotiating-table.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12563-decision-makers-steer-clear-of-a-seat-at-negotiating-table.html Four-, six-, 12-way – whichever form negotiations are proposed, the government remains reluctant to enter talks.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) In Depth Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:22:55 +0630
PR rules freeze out exiled politicians http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12545-pr-rules-freeze-out-exiled-politicians.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12545-pr-rules-freeze-out-exiled-politicians.html

Political activists who fled Myanmar since 1988 likely to snub permanent residence offer because of ban on political activities.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sandar Lwin) In Depth Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:52:08 +0630
Fresh warnings of looming TB crisis http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12453-fresh-warnings-of-looming-tb-crisis.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12453-fresh-warnings-of-looming-tb-crisis.html

Health systems in high-burden countries including Myanmar are struggling to cope with rapid growth of drug-resistant forms of the disease.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwe Yee Saw Myint) In Depth Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:07:03 +0630
‘New’ rights body faces first major test http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12404-new-rights-body-faces-first-major-test.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12404-new-rights-body-faces-first-major-test.html The investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi represents the first major test for the reformed Myanmar National Human Rights Commission – but experts are sceptical that members have the desire or expertise to conduct a genuinely independent probe.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Bill O’Toole) In Depth Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:06:08 +0630
An afternoon with the president http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12401-an-afternoon-with-the-president.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12401-an-afternoon-with-the-president.html

When I heard US President Barack Obama would be coming to Myanmar in November, I thought it would be wonderful to meet him, but I didn’t think it would really happen.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ei Ei Toe Lwin) In Depth Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:33:57 +0630
Behind the student protests http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12359-behind-the-student-protests.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12359-behind-the-student-protests.html

Student activism is back. Marching through the streets, chanting slogans and holding blood-red student union flags and banners reading “Education not for sale”, “Fight for democratic education” and “Say no to National Education Law”, Myanmar’s more activist-minded students have once again made headlines around the world.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) In Depth Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:23:15 +0630
Free software pioneer takes aim at surveillance society http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12347-free-software-pioneer-takes-aim-at-surveillance-society.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12347-free-software-pioneer-takes-aim-at-surveillance-society.html Richard Stallman on the pitfalls of using proprietary software, and why data collection – including through the use of social networking sites like Facebook – can put democracy at risk.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Stuart Alan Becker) In Depth Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:21 +0630
Lessons from Poland http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12203-studying-political-change-and-media-in-poland.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12203-studying-political-change-and-media-in-poland.html Myanmar Times reporter Wa Lone his recent one-month study trip, where he looked at the political transition and the status of the media in Poland.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Wa Lone) In Depth Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:33:19 +0630
It is time for local NGOs to grow up and boost capacity http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12194-it-is-time-for-local-ngos-to-grow-up-and-boost-capacity.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12194-it-is-time-for-local-ngos-to-grow-up-and-boost-capacity.html Myanmar is blessed with a large number of caring and dedicated locally owned and locally run non-government organisations (LNGOs).

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Adam McCarty) In Depth Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:56:55 +0630
From carrying bamboo to book bags http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12193-from-carrying-bamboo-to-book-bags.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/in-depth/12193-from-carrying-bamboo-to-book-bags.html

In Mandalay Region’s Patheingyi township, where the base of the Shan Plateau meets the eastern edge of the central lowlands, lies the village of Shwe Kyin Yay.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Than Naing Soe) In Depth Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:40:50 +0630