The Myanmar Times
Monday, 02 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

After guilty verdict, American teacher calls on women to speak out

After her attacker was sentenced to life in prison, US teacher Kristen Shaffer has emerged from her ordeal and is urging others to speak up.

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Kachin divided over Manaw return

Thousands attended this year’s Manaw festival, but not all agree that the display of Kachin culture and unity should have taken place.

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Why Myanmar’s tourist numbers don’t add up

Myanmar’s tourist arrival figures were swelled by the inclusion of border visitors, but experts warn that the push for high growth at any cost could have negative long-term impacts for sector.

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Bringing water, and changing lives, in the dry zone

Old habits die hard. Even as the crystalline water gushes unbounded from the newly installed taps, to the delight of old and young alike, some of the parents are worried: What if it dries up again?

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Going the last mile on early warning?

On December 26, 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. Ten years on, early warning and disaster reduction mechanisms have improved prospects for future events significantly.

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Decision makers steer clear of a seat at negotiating table

Four-, six-, 12-way – whichever form negotiations are proposed, the government remains reluctant to enter talks.

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PR rules freeze out exiled politicians

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

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Fresh warnings of looming TB crisis

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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‘New’ rights body faces first major test

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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An afternoon with the president

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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