The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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Family waits for justice

Formal complaints mechanisms have failed to provide a Yangon family with any answers over the death of U Myo Zaw Oo, a former soldier who passed away in prison in February 2012, just days after being arrested.

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Resentment boils over at Ngapali beach

In October 2013, the Union government laid out an ambitious development plan for Ngapali beach, with President U Thein Sein reportedly telling local developers that he wanted a Bali on the Rakhine coast.

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Fair pay for Myanmar’s civil servants

As the economy continues its bustling run – fuelled by frontier-market optimism – it’s worth taking stock of an economic issue that rarely gets the attention it deserves.

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Student arrests highlight prison woes

Lack of medical care for those arrested at Letpadan on March 10 symptomatic of a prison system woefully behind international standards.

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