The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 21 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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For civil servants, retirement brings problems, not peace

For civil servants in Myanmar, retirement often means having to fall back on the generosity of relatives, with pensions not enough to live on and the cost of living ever rising.

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Armed groups and political legitimacy

The peace process in Myanmar remains the best opportunity in many decades to address the political, social and economic issues that have long driven armed conflict, writes Ashley South.


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Kayan summon fallen warriors to mausoleum

Ye Mon looks at the memorial dedicated to the Kayan New Land Party, a group who rose up in opposition to the Ne Win-era military government.


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Code of silence: A reporter's lot in Myanmar

Reporters seeking information from government ministries know that the task is fraught with “ifs”.

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At war on the streets

Deadly sardine cans from hell – that’s the best way that I can think of to describe the buses in Yangon.

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