The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hotels and markets buy into Xmas

’Twas the month before Christmas and all through Yangon, businesses were getting into the holiday spirit with ornaments, flashing lights and special promotions.

(Missionaries and Mistletoe: Christianity in Myanmar)

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The fortunes of Christian missions

Missionaries have faced major difficulties in their efforts to bring their religious beliefs to Myanmar, writes Amaury Lorin.

(Missionaries and Mistletoe: Christianity in Myanmar)

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South Africa and Myanmar: What we can learn from comparisons

Nelson Mandela, unlike Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, rejected the economic sanctions that proved so ineffective in encouraging change in Myanmar.

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Dhammazedi Bell: Fact or fiction?

Controversy is ignited as researchers say Dhammazedi Bell narrative is based almost exclusively on foreign sources that may not be reliable

 

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On the road with Myanmar's reformist president

A profile of President U Thein Sein by Foreign Policy's Gwen Robinson, who travels with him to Rakhine State in the wake of the Thandwe riots.

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Through torrents and mud to Mindat

Nyein Ei Ei Htwe on her recent journey on the treacherous roads of remote Chin State.

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A trickle of foreigners follow the road to Mandalay

If the flow of Western expatriates filling Yangon’s bars, bakeries and beer stations can be described as a flood, then Mandalay is seeing just a trickle of the same.


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‘The army doesn’t need to change’

Lieutenant General Myint Soe, the Ministry of Defence’s representative at the Myitkyina peace talks, on amending the 2008 constitution, the Tatmadaw’s role in politics, the conflict in Mansi township and armed ethnic groups’ federal army proposal.

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Revised farmer protection law quietly comes into effect

It sparked months of noisy debate and was widely criticised by economists, agricultural researchers and even those it was designed to help: Myanmar’s farmers.


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A life dedicated to saving stray dogs

Daw Khin Than Wai of Pyin Oo Lwin is something of a saviour to stray dogs in Myanmar.



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