Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:13:02 +0630 en-gb In praise of moderate Islam http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11639-in-praise-of-moderate-islam.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11639-in-praise-of-moderate-islam.html

Every time September 11 arrives, as it did last Thursday, memories of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington flood back.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:42:53 +0630
What’s behind the KNU-KIO split? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11637-what-s-behind-the-knu-kio-split.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11637-what-s-behind-the-knu-kio-split.html The rift within the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of ethnic armed groups, dominated headlines last week.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:38:57 +0630
Knowledge is power – arm yourself http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11636-knowledge-is-power-arm-yourself.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11636-knowledge-is-power-arm-yourself.html The more preoccupied and aware a people are about their potential to improve themselves through education, the brighter the country’s future.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Jean-François Rancourt) Opinion Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:37:02 +0630
Unlocking Myanmar’s potential http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11617-unlocking-myanmar-s-potential.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11617-unlocking-myanmar-s-potential.html Myanmar must make tough choices that enable it to leverage its natural advantages and build the new assets it needs for a prosperous future, say ADB consultants.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Cyn-Young Park and Winfried F Wicklein) Opinion Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:54:24 +0630
There's hope yet for a Suu Kyi presidency http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11607-there-s-hope-yet-for-a-suu-kyi-presidency.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11607-there-s-hope-yet-for-a-suu-kyi-presidency.html Despite a constitutional roadblock, there is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Belinda Cranston) Opinion Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:38:55 +0630
Jokowi: the region’s best hope http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11571-jokowi-the-region-s-best-hope.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11571-jokowi-the-region-s-best-hope.html Despite prospects in the ASEAN region looking fairly grim across the board, there is one place that can be regarded with cautious optimism, writes Roger Mitton: Jokowi's Indonesia.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:45:45 +0630
Can motorcycle import policy curb illegal trade? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11570-can-motorcycle-import-policy-curb-illegal-trade.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11570-can-motorcycle-import-policy-curb-illegal-trade.html Sithu Aung Myint looks at the motorcycle registration policy, and whether or not this has been an effective mechanism for curbing illegal trade.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:43:50 +0630
Lack of electricity strategy will stymie growth http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11569-lack-of-electricity-strategy-will-stymie-growth.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11569-lack-of-electricity-strategy-will-stymie-growth.html JICA's Masahiko Tanaka on Myanmar's soon-to-explode demand for electricity, and the problems this will pose at this stage of the country's economic developing.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Masahiko Tanaka) Opinion Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:42:05 +0630
East Timor deserves to join ASEAN http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11505-east-timor-deserves-to-join-asean.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11505-east-timor-deserves-to-join-asean.html ASEAN leaders agreed last January to accept East Timor as a member state – and that is exactly what they should do, writes Roger Mitton.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:40:23 +0630
Ooredoo launch no silver bullet http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11504-ooredoo-launch-no-silver-bullet.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11504-ooredoo-launch-no-silver-bullet.html Sithu Aung Myint on Qatari telco Ooredo launching services in Myanmar, a milestone event in the country's telecoms history. But will the increased competition from Telenor and Ooredoo satisfy the public demands?

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:38:51 +0630