The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 29 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

When words are hard to say, actions may speak louder

In this exclusively translated extract from his book Pyan-Le-Yin-Gyar-Sait-Ye Hnit Myanma Naing Ngan Ye Atway Amyin (Reconciliation and political views), Min Ba Htoo – a retired Union minister writing under a pen name – ponders the mechanisms of reconciliation.

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Book Review: The Way I See It: Myanmar and its evolving global role

Myanma-Naing-Ngan-Yay Let-Shi Achay-Anay hnit Kyun-Dawt Amyin (The Way I See It: Myanmar and its evolving global role)
Author: Colonel Hla Min (retired)
Published: December 2014 (sixth edition)
Publisher: Ywet Sane Publishing House

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In quotes: Min Ba Htoo

Min Ba Htoo looks at power imbalances and the delicate matter of timing.

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The party line

The Myanmar Times speaks to political parties about the issues they face.


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Volunteers work deep into the night to cast giant bell replica

More than 300 volunteers and artisans worked through the night in Mandalay’s Tampawaddy ward on March 19 and 20 to cast a giant bronze bell destined for a pagoda in Tanintharyi Region.

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Draft law to ease organ donor rules

Proposed reform of the Myanmar Body Organ Law could dramatically increase the chances of patients in need of an organ transplant finding a donor, a proponent of the changes said yesterday.

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Chin parties to unite against political ‘giants’

Nine of 10 Chin political parties have agreed to cooperate in this year’s election to improve their chances of winning seats – and to deprive “giant political parties” of victory.

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Workshop promotes voting for disabled

Political party members practised voting while confined to wheelchairs or blindfolded on March 19 in a workshop organised by advocates for the rights of disabled people.

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Tatmadaw puts forward surprise resource-sharing motion

Two senior military MPs have called for a fairer division of energy resources among the Union government and the states and regions.

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Air Mandalay returns as charter carrier

Air Mandalay, which suspended operations last December, is to resume flying as a charter operator, its CEO announced yesterday.

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