The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 02 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Activists give history lesson to incoming students

After violence that left 16 students dead according to official figures that likely downplayed the scale of the massacre, the government blew up the building in the early hours of July 8, 1962.

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Solution in Rakhine State ‘is to accept that we are all human beings'

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus on social enterprises, Bangladesh-Myanmar relations and conflict in Rakhine State.

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Behind the bar with Myanmar’s best

When Ko Kyaw Zin Htun went to Malaysia to work in a furniture factory in 2008, at the age of 20, the prospect of winning a regional title in anything seemed remote.

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Not-so-secret voting stirs debate

Request to hide how parliamentarians vote provokes discussion on the merits of secret voting and pressure to toe the party line.

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Calls grow for review of regional human rights body

Southeast Asian human rights experts are urging a regional human rights body to be given a far stronger protection mandate as its work comes under review five years after it was created.

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UNHCR reports 2013 rise in refugees

Myanmar had the third-largest number of asylum seekers register with the UN in 2013, behind Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo.


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In internet age, a soldier takes up a new fight

Tim McLaughlin meets Deputy Information Minister and Presidential Spokesman U Ye Htut, who made the transition from military man to government official.

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Ayeyarwady residents rally for the minister who showed he cared

Like many in Ayeyarwady Region, the residents of Nyaung Lane Gone in Dedaye township turned to U San Sint when they were in trouble.

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In the delta, scorned voters hit back

Residents of Kungyangon, a delta town at the southern end of Yangon Region, are waiting on their representatives to make good on promises.

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Struggle on the Strand

The name Strand Road may evoke a sense of grandeur, but for many who live along this stretch of tarmac beside the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay life is a constant struggle.

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