The Myanmar Times
Monday, 27 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Student unions: A damaging rift?

The student movement that had united in January around its demands for a democratic system of education has since splintered, its divisions fuelled by the government’s twin tactics of negotiation and incarceration.

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Participation, mobilisation: The Karen peace dividend

A bilateral ceasefire has enabled the Karen National Union to emerge from its battle for survival with the Tatmadaw and re-engage with ethnic Karen across the country, from southern Tanintharyi to the delta.

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Love, politics and separation

Ma Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been one of the more visible faces of the student movement – but her activism has come at high personal cost.

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The right kind of debt for Myanmar

Concern has recently been expressed about the national debt, which comes in at about US$200 per head.

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Editorial: A nation of givers

Research and polling giant Gallup recently released results of what it calls the World Giving Index, which provides insight into the nature of giving around the world.

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Upper house to vote on watered-down education reforms

Bill debated over past two days differs significantly from version agreed on at four-way talks in February.

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