Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:26:31 +0630 en-gb A dangerous path for Myanmar http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/14023-a-dangerous-path-for-myanmar.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/14023-a-dangerous-path-for-myanmar.html

Population control measures are clearly targeted at Muslims, particularly the Rohingya of Rakhine State.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Opinion Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:24:31 +0630
Editorial: Rise above personal interest http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/14022-editorial-rise-above-personal-interest.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/14022-editorial-rise-above-personal-interest.html The March 8 meeting attended by four dozen political leaders in Nay Pyi Taw has prepared the way for a long awaited six-party meeting today.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Opinion Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:23:14 +0630
What is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi worried about? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13995-what-is-daw-aung-san-suu-kyi-worried-about.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13995-what-is-daw-aung-san-suu-kyi-worried-about.html

“We don’t think boycotting the election is the best choice. But we’re not ruling it out altogether. We are leaving our options open.”

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:03:32 +0630
Fear, favour infect the region’s media http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13994-fear-favour-infect-the-region-s-media.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13994-fear-favour-infect-the-region-s-media.html When pondering media repression in this region, it is not the blatant cases of molesting, detaining and jailing journalists that inflame us most, but the craftier controls enforced by backroom bureaucrats and company bagmen.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:02:43 +0630
Will a pay rise really help civil servants? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13957-will-a-pay-rise-really-help-civil-servants.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13957-will-a-pay-rise-really-help-civil-servants.html

Printing money to cover a pay-rise-fuelled deficit will not help the lowest-paid staff.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:43:10 +0630
Sleepless nights in election year http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13915-sleepless-nights-in-election-year.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13915-sleepless-nights-in-election-year.html We may be only six months away from Myanmar’s eagerly awaited general election. Something like 200 sleeps? As the clock ticks down on the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, and the term of President U Thein Sein, the battle for the upper hand is on.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nicholas Farrely) Opinion Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Goals yet to be achieved http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13906-goals-yet-to-be-achieved.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13906-goals-yet-to-be-achieved.html While significant hurdles stand in the way of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the resolution of a final draft - approved on March 31 – points the way to the possibility of peace.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Opinion Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:59:28 +0630
Critical questions for free elections http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13892-critical-questions-for-free-elections.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13892-critical-questions-for-free-elections.html The November general election will serve as a critical test of the genuineness of the transition toward democracy. Many hope that the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will take the majority of seats, carving out a better political space for the current opposition to shape the country’s future.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Tun) Opinion Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0630
All the president’s men http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13893-all-the-president-s-men.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13893-all-the-president-s-men.html This  week President U Thein Sein launched his very own press corps.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Fiona Macgregor) Opinion Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Creating unity easier said than done for ASEAN http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13879-creating-unity-easier-said-than-done-for-asean.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13879-creating-unity-easier-said-than-done-for-asean.html Unequal economic development and infrastructure, territorial disputes, and political feuding could unhinge the ASEAN Economic Community before it gets going.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0630