Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:10:09 +0630 en-gb Peace, hope, optimism: ingredients for peace http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13824-peace-hope-optimism-ingredients-for-peace.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13824-peace-hope-optimism-ingredients-for-peace.html

Those who are not familiar with the workings of a peace process perhaps do not appreciate the role hope and optimism play in securing peace. These are, in fact, critical.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:02:15 +0630
Constitutional change: What are we waiting for? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13823-constitutional-change-what-are-we-waiting-for.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13823-constitutional-change-what-are-we-waiting-for.html On March 20, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann repeated his earlier statement that the constitutional amendment process will be completed by the end of the current parliamentary session.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:59:19 +0630
On Rakhine, karma and the art of good government http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13803-on-rakhine-karma-and-the-art-of-good-government.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13803-on-rakhine-karma-and-the-art-of-good-government.html

The monks of Sittwe live in a colony of vast monasteries spread throughout the isolated waterfront capital of Rakhine State.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nicholas Farrelly) Opinion Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:34:43 +0630
Getting the facts right on rape http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13765-getting-the-facts-right-on-rape.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13765-getting-the-facts-right-on-rape.html

A report out this week about riots in Mandalay last July highlighted the troubling role that rape rumours have played in outbreaks of communal violence in Myanmar.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Fiona MacGregor) Opinion Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:06:11 +0630
Beyond stalemates to peace in our time http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13763-beyond-stalemates-to-peace-in-our-time.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13763-beyond-stalemates-to-peace-in-our-time.html Armed Forces Day is a reminder of the high expectations that the military faces from a war-weary public clamouring for and end to conflict.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nicholas Farrelly) Opinion Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:02:15 +0630
American duplicity could scupper Philippines peace - and defence deal http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13741-american-duplicity-could-scupper-philippines-peace-and-defence-deal.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13741-american-duplicity-could-scupper-philippines-peace-and-defence-deal.html

In the scope of modern day calamities, the debacle on the night of January 25 this year, in the small municipality of Mamasapano on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, appears rather insignificant.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:01:10 +0630
Local car production: One gigantic swindle http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13691-local-car-production-one-gigantic-swindle.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13691-local-car-production-one-gigantic-swindle.html

The Road Transport Administration Department – known by the Myanmar acronym Ka Nya Na – announced recently that it would no longer accept for substitution cars made in local industrial zones.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:55:58 +0630
End in sight for the nationwide ceasefire http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13690-end-in-sight-for-the-nationwide-ceasefire.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13690-end-in-sight-for-the-nationwide-ceasefire.html They did it. More critically, they did it together, for Myanmar and her people.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:49:44 +0630
Latest Wirathu attack shows an underlying gender bias http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13627-latest-wirathu-attack-shows-an-underlying-gender-bias.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13627-latest-wirathu-attack-shows-an-underlying-gender-bias.html

Myanmar’s political arena remains male-dominated – but that is no excuse for failing to condemn sexist attacks.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Fiona MacGregor) Opinion Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:25:52 +0630
Editorial: Time to scrap public service media law http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13626-editorial-time-to-scrap-public-service-media-law.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/13626-editorial-time-to-scrap-public-service-media-law.html The Public Service Media Law drafted and proposed by the Ministry of Information was withdrawn from parliament by the Ministry of Information on March 18.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (The Myanmar Times) Opinion Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:24:29 +0630