Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:25 +0630 en-gb Does the president really want to amend the constitution? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12902-does-the-president-really-want-to-amend-the-constitution.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12902-does-the-president-really-want-to-amend-the-constitution.html Sithu Aung Myint on President U Thein Sein's attitude toward constitutional amendment.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:56:05 +0630
Religious leaders turning the screws on region’s non-believers http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12901-religious-leaders-turning-the-screws-on-region-s-non-believers.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12901-religious-leaders-turning-the-screws-on-region-s-non-believers.html Roger Mitton on the age-old problem of religious intolerance, it is worth reassessing the appeal of the world’s great faiths in this region.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:53:55 +0630
Rights, safety at risk without lawful interception rules http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12900-rights-safety-at-risk-without-lawful-interception-rules.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12900-rights-safety-at-risk-without-lawful-interception-rules.html Myanmar is among the fastest-growing telecommunications markets in the world. Lucy Purdon takes a look at the lawful interception framework – or lack thereof.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Lucy Purdon) Opinion Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:49:01 +0630
Shackled press hinders Vietnam’s progress http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12815-shackled-press-hinders-vietnam-s-progress.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12815-shackled-press-hinders-vietnam-s-progress.html

A week ago, senior members of the ruling Vietnam Communist Party gathered in Hanoi to thrash out several crucial issues, although the people of that nation and others across the region knew little about it.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:33:32 +0630
What does Beijing want from Myanmar? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12814-what-does-beijing-want-from-myanmar.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12814-what-does-beijing-want-from-myanmar.html

It’s not every day that an interview in Global Times – an English-language mouthpiece for the Chinese government – sends shockwaves through Myanmar’s political world.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:17:10 +0630
No, YCDC, this is not democracy http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12770-no-ycdc-this-is-not-democracy.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12770-no-ycdc-this-is-not-democracy.html

Dodgy electoral laws, millions excluded and little transparency after polls closed – the December 27 municipal vote was a farce.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:55:17 +0630
Myanmar and the post-2015 development agenda http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12769-myanmar-and-the-post-2015-development-agenda.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12769-myanmar-and-the-post-2015-development-agenda.html

With a new development agenda on the horizon to replace the Millennium Development Goals, civil society participation and oversight will be crucial to progress in Myanmar.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Kim Jolliffe) Opinion Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:44:43 +0630
Burn down the boats: New presidentJokowi shows he’s no pussycat http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12768-burn-down-the-boats-new-pm-jokowi-shows-he-s-no-pussycat.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12768-burn-down-the-boats-new-pm-jokowi-shows-he-s-no-pussycat.html Last month, the Indonesian navy captured three Vietnamese fishing boats and blew them up.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:43:03 +0630
Winners and losers: 2014 in review http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12735-winners-and-losers-2014-in-review.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12735-winners-and-losers-2014-in-review.html Consultants Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo look back on 2014 in Asia, from the winners and grinners to the desperate and stateless.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Curtis S. Chin & Jose B. Collazo) Opinion Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:12:06 +0630
Challenges loom in the year ahead http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12704-challenges-loom-in-the-year-ahead.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12704-challenges-loom-in-the-year-ahead.html We have now entered 2015. The next 12 months promise a considerable number of challenges and problems. The question is, can they be overcome?

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:02:34 +0630