Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:00:36 +0630 en-gb 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.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:10:23 +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?

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:08:51 +0630
Trading on our strengths http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11503-trading-on-our-strengths.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11503-trading-on-our-strengths.html Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb shares his thoughts on his recent visit to Myanmar, a country he says shows enormous promise and a genuine will for significant political and economic reform.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Andrew Robb) Opinion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:05:00 +0630
The first peace dividend: protecting the people http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11482-the-first-peace-dividend-protecting-the-people.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11482-the-first-peace-dividend-protecting-the-people.html

Government and armed ethnic group leaders have quickly agreed on an important section of the nationwide ceasefire: civilian protection.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:47:51 +0630
Anti-Corruption Commission needs reform http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11440-anti-corruption-commission-needs-reform.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11440-anti-corruption-commission-needs-reform.html

In February President U Thein Sein formed the 15-member Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Naing Ko Ko) Opinion Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:14:09 +0630
Is Islamic extremism on the rise in the region? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11437-is-islamic-extremism-on-the-rise-in-the-region.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11437-is-islamic-extremism-on-the-rise-in-the-region.html

The strange thing about many fervently religious people is that they love to kill and persecute each other.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:05:18 +0630
Celebrating World Humanitarian Day and the urgent work done to save lives http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11429-celebrating-world-humanitarian-day-and-the-urgent-work-done-to-save-lives.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11429-celebrating-world-humanitarian-day-and-the-urgent-work-done-to-save-lives.html This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Mark Cutts) Opinion Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:27:24 +0630
Making the AEC work for ASEAN’s citizens http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11428-making-the-aec-work-for-asean-s-citizens.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11428-making-the-aec-work-for-asean-s-citizens.html Policy-makers talk a lot about the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. But the real question is, how will this AEC affect the 600 million people who live in the region?

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Yoshiteru Uramoto) Opinion Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:24:56 +0630
When the reporters are wrong http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11427-when-the-reporters-are-wrong.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11427-when-the-reporters-are-wrong.html When US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the President U Thein Sein earlier this month, he voiced some of the concerns of the United States government regarding Myanmar’s democratic reforms.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:23:42 +0630
Three–year journey of the peace process http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11353-three-year-journey-of-the-peace-process.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11353-three-year-journey-of-the-peace-process.html

August 18 marks the third anniversary of the peace process in Myanmar.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:25:25 +0630