Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:45:13 +0630 en-gb Shared frontiers, distant neighbours http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11150-shared-frontiers-distant-neighbours.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11150-shared-frontiers-distant-neighbours.html The shared frontiers of India and Myanmar have been a perennial area of study for scholars and researchers of South Asia and Southeast Asia, writes Sonu Trivedi.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sonu Trivedi) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:57:06 +0630
Is Myanmar marching toward political crisis? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11149-is-myanmar-marching-toward-political-crisis.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11149-is-myanmar-marching-toward-political-crisis.html More than three years after President U Thein Sein took office, Myanmar is at a crossroads and appears to be on the verge of political crisis, writes Sithu Aung Myint.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:55:42 +0630
Why ‘The Myanmar Times’ is more important than ever http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11159-why-the-myanmar-times-is-more-important-than-ever.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11159-why-the-myanmar-times-is-more-important-than-ever.html Over the past decade or so The Myanmar Times has continued to expand its operations in a nation that falls far short of its potential for sound and informative publishing, writes editor-in-chief Ross Dunkley.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ross Dunkley) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:07:03 +0630
Fragile Fourth Estate needs our attention http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11163-editorial-fragile-fourth-estate-needs-our-attention.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11163-editorial-fragile-fourth-estate-needs-our-attention.html Myanmar's greatest asset is its people. If this nation wants to advance, the most important thing is to unlock its human potential. The only way to do that is by giving people the freedom they need to develop their talents and capabilities.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:01:23 +0630
Responsible tourism - are development partners doing enough? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11151-responsible-tourism-are-myanmar-s-development-partners-doing-enough.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11151-responsible-tourism-are-myanmar-s-development-partners-doing-enough.html Media reports regularly highlight how Myanmar tourism is experiencing spectacular growth and out-performing other sectors of the economy – but is it being managed in a sustainable way?

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Paul Rogers) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:57:52 +0630
Dolly: Gone but not forgotten http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11148-why-we-should-mourn-the-loss-of-dolly-famed-red-light-district.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11148-why-we-should-mourn-the-loss-of-dolly-famed-red-light-district.html Roger Mitton eulogises Indonesia's notorious Dolly red light district, and defends the right for young women born into poverty to choose prostitution over poorly paid menial labour.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:54:57 +0630
Progress on poverty vulnerable to short-term shocks http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11137-progress-on-poverty-vulnerable-to-short-term-shocks.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11137-progress-on-poverty-vulnerable-to-short-term-shocks.html UNDP Country director Toily Kurbanov and senior economic adviser Daniel Kostzer on the latest human development report, which looks at sustaining human progress through reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toily Kurbanov and Daniel Kostzer) Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:53:19 +0630
Dialogue in Myanmar: Losing and winning together http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11023-dialogue-in-myanmar-losing-and-winning-together.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11023-dialogue-in-myanmar-losing-and-winning-together.html The Myanmar Peace Centre's Aung Naing Oo on the importance of dialogue in the ongoing peace process.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:07:00 +0630
Tales of Malaysia’s rich and powerful http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11089-tales-of-malaysia-s-rich-and-powerful.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11089-tales-of-malaysia-s-rich-and-powerful.html This is a tale of two powerful men, superficially different, but with quirky similarities in age, achievement, wealth, affinity for pretty ladies and, as I can attest having interviewed both several times, a marked propensity for landing in trouble.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:20:32 +0630
Building universities of the future http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11088-building-universities-of-the-future.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11088-building-universities-of-the-future.html Energetic reform is sweeping Myanmar’s universities – but the danger is they will be modernised to the late 20th century, rather than the early 21st century in which we actually live.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ian Holliday) Opinion Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:19:14 +0630