The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kokang’s capital shows signs of life

Residents have started returning to Laukkai, but they say martial law is hurting business as fighting continues in southern parts of the region.

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NLD chief still barred from presidency under draft charter changes

Proposed amendments would reduce the military role in national politics by ensuring a civilian president, while also devolving more power to states.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi risks domestic backlash from China trip

Fighting in Kokang and controversial investments such as the Myitsone dam are likely to dominate discussions.

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Myanmar: A country of differences

More people in Myanmar have mobile phones than use electricity to light their homes, many more rely on bullock carts than possess cars or vans, and there is still a serious deficit of toilets and potable water.

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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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