The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Moving with the times: Bagan’s horse carts face a new threat

For years the horse cart was the only option for visitors to Bagan but tourists are increasingly exploring temples on electronic bikes.


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A tactical retreat?

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s recent comments on the military’s role in politics are fuelling debate on one of the country’s prickliest issues.


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Moving from ceasefire to political agreement ‘much more difficult’

Visiting members of The Elders have thrown their support behind the nationwide ceasefire conference proposed by the government.

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Scars in Meiktila visible, six months on

Disputes over housing and resettlement mean thousands of peopled displaced in March violence continue to languish in temporary relief camps.


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Tension beneath the surface

Residents of Lake Inle find themselves grappling with the costs of development.


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In Yangon, home is where the job is

For many garbage collectors, the job – and the accommodation it provides – is the only thing keeping them off the streets that they’re keeping clean.


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In desperation, IDPs turn to theft

With their food supplies running low, some people in both official and unofficial internally displaced persons camps in the Sittwe area have taken to stealing livestock and other supplies from local villages, sources living in and near the camps have told The Myanmar Times.

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Thandaung opening up? Not quite yet

The opening of new areas of the country to foreigners has resulted in confusion, with tourism industry sources reporting that travellers trying to reach these mostly unexplored regions are still being turned back by local officials.

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From a Thai prison to the US army, Kachin man never far from home

After fleeing Myanmar in 2006, Ko Sin Wa Naw Laphai endured many ups and downs before finding his calling in the US army.


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Media should focus on the real issues in Rakhine State

Tomas Quintana, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, makes headlines whenever he visits Myanmar.

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