The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw troops in media blitz

The 2014 Armed Forces Day saw the Tatmadaw court an unprecedented amount of media attention.


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Spirit worship: partying with the nat kadaws

Si Thu Lwin on the boisterous tradition of the nat pwe, where the spirits are honoured by dancing, whiskey-swilling mediums.

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The end of the road

The world’s most well-travelled car is to be put out to pasture, having been on the road since 1989 and visited 221 countries.  


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An ode to the unsung heroes of Nay Pyi Taw’s hluttaw

The standard moaning-and-groaning about Nay Pyi Taw is getting old. Yes, the city is grandiose and appears intimidating at first glance. Yes, it can be inconvenient if you don’t have your own wheels.


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Silence in the house

One year on from the bloodshed in Meiktila, MPs have taken a largely passive stance on religious violence – reluctant to wade into a conflict where there are no easy answers, and not wanting alienate their support base.


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The Kachin State road-funding fiasco

A plan to get the private sector to pay for the upgrade of a 100-kilometre road in northern Myanmar has caused acrimony and mistrust.


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A reality check amid the hype

As Myanmar's scrambles to its feet to cater for an influx of visitors, there are several key challenges it will face to remain an attractive destination for tourists, writes development consultant Henrich Dahm.

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For Shan, a single word means much

“Nay Pyi Taw is so elegant – so different from my place,” said Ma Thant Su Sin.




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In Maungdaw, a fire still rages

Divisions, fear and mistrust run deep in the communities of Rohingya-majority Maungdaw, the site of a recent alleged massacre and blaze.


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Chaungtha beach blues

The white sands and alluring waters of Myanmar’s delta coast lie just a few hours’ drive from Yangon, and at first glance the landscape forms a rural idyll, a world away from the traffic-jammed urban centre and its dusty, noisy development sites.

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