Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:35:38 +0630 en-gb Protecting profits over people http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12356-protecting-profits-over-people.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12356-protecting-profits-over-people.html

Myanmar is in the process of formulating an investment law and a land use policy that when combined will lay the foundations of development for the country.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kevin Woods and Daniel Aguirre) Opinion Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:07:29 +0630
Memo to Myanmar’s critics: Don’t forget context matters http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12341-memo-to-myanmar-s-critics-don-t-forget-context-matters.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12341-memo-to-myanmar-s-critics-don-t-forget-context-matters.html

When I’m feeling down, when I’m troubled and disoriented, I recall what my old physiology professor once counselled in such situations: “Context.”

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:16:46 +0630
Education protests offer lessons http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12336-education-protests-offer-lessons.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12336-education-protests-offer-lessons.html As many Myanmar and foreigners alike discuss whether reforms have stalled in Myanmar, it is interesting to see one specific reform being the focus of renewed activism.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mael Raynaud) Opinion Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:14:52 +0630
Why Congress is concerned about the 2015 election http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12337-why-congress-is-concerned-about-the-2015-election.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12337-why-congress-is-concerned-about-the-2015-election.html More than 40 members of the United States Congress recently sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he pressure President U Thein Sein to ensure the democratic reforms in Myanmar continue.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:12:45 +0630
Competition coming in aid financing http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12355-competition-coming-in-aid-financing.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12355-competition-coming-in-aid-financing.html There is a significant change on the horizon in the way the world delivers aid financing to developing countries. Western nations and their supporters have dominated aid lending since the end of the Second World War, through institutions like the World Bank, IMF and Asian Development Bank.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tom Brookes) Opinion Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Memo to Myanmar’s critics: Context is key http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12318-memo-to-myanmar-s-critics-context-is-key.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12318-memo-to-myanmar-s-critics-context-is-key.html When it comes to taking stock of Myanmar's reform process and whether it has stalled or slowed or backslid, it is important to keep things in context, writes Roger Mitton.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:13:17 +0630
The Insider: The local lowdown & best of the web http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12280-the-insider-the-local-lowdown-best-of-the-web.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12280-the-insider-the-local-lowdown-best-of-the-web.html

Journalists repressed in tent city

In a report from Eleven entitled “Eyewitness of poor management for ASEAN Summit”, journalist Nay Tun Naing revealed the conditions the media were made to face while covering the thrill-a-minute affair.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kayleigh Long) Opinion Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Sex, dogs and Malaysian politics http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12307-sex-dogs-and-malaysian-politics.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12307-sex-dogs-and-malaysian-politics.html According to recent polls, nearly half the population of Malaysia distrust the national police force and the country’s judicial system.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Time to stop showing off and get to work http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12309-time-to-stop-showing-off-and-get-to-work.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12309-time-to-stop-showing-off-and-get-to-work.html Fourteen of Myanmar’s key political figures met in Nay Pyi Taw on October 31.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Si Thu Aung Myint) Opinion Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Obama’s visit and Suu Kyi’s political future: ASEAN 2014 http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12256-obama-s-visit-and-suu-kyi-s-political-future-asean-2014.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12256-obama-s-visit-and-suu-kyi-s-political-future-asean-2014.html Political scientist Nehginpao Kipgen on Obama's second visit to Myanmar, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's prospects for 2015 and beyond.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nehginpao Kipgen) Opinion Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:11:04 +0630