Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:50:55 +0630 en-gb Kayin armed groups: Reunification or separation? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12042-kayin-armed-groups-reunification-or-separation.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/12042-kayin-armed-groups-reunification-or-separation.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sithu Aung Myint on the signs of a deeper split among the Kayin and its four main armed groups, despite recent talk of reunification.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:22:52 +0630
The census: When less is more http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11991-the-census-when-less-is-more.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11991-the-census-when-less-is-more.html Roger Mitton on recent revelations that Myanmar’s population is around 51.4, and how this can be used to the country's advantage.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:25 +0630
War and Peace: Clashes and the ceasefire process http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11990-what-do-the-recent-clashes-mean-for-our-peace-process.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11990-what-do-the-recent-clashes-mean-for-our-peace-process.html Sithu Aung Myint on the consequence of the most recent unsuccessful talks between the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the Union Peace-making Work Committee: armed conflict.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:51:51 +0630
Investing in children for the future http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11992-investing-in-children-for-the-future.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11992-investing-in-children-for-the-future.html Australia and the World Bank are working closely with the government to expand funding for education in Myanmar.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Michael Hassett and Abdoulaye Seck) Opinion Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:14:31 +0630
Proportional voting benefits only USDP http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11936-proportional-voting-benefits-only-usdp.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11936-proportional-voting-benefits-only-usdp.html On September 30, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann instructed the commission studying electoral reform to submit a report with information on at least seven electoral systems by October 21.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:09:00 +0630
In praise of peace dividends http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11935-in-praise-of-peace-dividends.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11935-in-praise-of-peace-dividends.html

If one were to say before the peace process was initiated three years ago that ceasefires would soon change the lives of civilians in conflict areas, few people would likely have believed it.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:00:58 +0630
Malaysia’s Doctor M strikes again http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11934-malaysia-s-doctor-m-strikes-again.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11934-malaysia-s-doctor-m-strikes-again.html

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was a tremendously positive force for his country and this region during his 22 years in power.

 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:45:31 +0630
Beneath the Prayuth bikini controversy http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11844-beneath-the-prayuth-bikini-controversy.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11844-beneath-the-prayuth-bikini-controversy.html Roger Mitton on a funny thing that happened to Thailand’s General Prayuth Chan-o-cha after he mounted a coup in May and later assumed the post of prime minister.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:44:51 +0630
Yangon mayor misleads on new city project http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11843-yangon-mayor-misleads-on-new-city-project.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11843-yangon-mayor-misleads-on-new-city-project.html On September 22, the Yangon Region Hluttaw convened a special session to discuss the Yangon new town plan, which has been widely criticised by some MPs and observers.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:43:00 +0630
Rights-compliant investment needed to keep SEZs fair for all http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11845-rights-compliant-investment-needed-to-keep-sezs-fair-for-all.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/11845-rights-compliant-investment-needed-to-keep-sezs-fair-for-all.html

The village elder from Mutu, a small village near Dawei, in southern Myanmar, held out the 30 complaint letters residents had sent to Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister U Myat Ko.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Vani Sathisan) Opinion Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:06:32 +0630