Opinion The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:46:50 +0630 en-gb Myanmar and the ‘ripe moment’ http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10143-myanmar-and-the-ripe-moment.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10143-myanmar-and-the-ripe-moment.html In a book called Elusive Peace that he co-wrote and edited in 1995, I William Zartman described what he called a “ripe moment” for negotiations to end an armed conflict.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:56:06 +0630
Indonesia joins the pack against China http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10142-indonesia-joins-the-pack-against-china.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10142-indonesia-joins-the-pack-against-china.html A remarkable strategic red line has been crossed in the past few weeks. The ramifications for this region are hard to predict but unlikely to be pleasant.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:14:22 +0630
Does the parliament stand for cronyism? http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10141-does-the-parliament-stand-for-cronyism.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10141-does-the-parliament-stand-for-cronyism.html Foreign investors have many issues to consider before investing in Myanmar, including the investment laws, regulatory framework, poor infrastructure, monetary policy and political uncertainly.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:06:07 +0630
White cards: the junta’s toxic legacy http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10076-white-cards-the-junta-s-toxic-legacy.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10076-white-cards-the-junta-s-toxic-legacy.html U Thein Sein’s government has a responsibility to clean up the mess created by the military regime in Rakhine, writes Sithu Aung Myint.



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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Sithu Aung Myint) Opinion Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:00:03 +0630
The indiscreet power of the bourgeoisie http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10075-the-indiscreet-power-of-the-bourgeoisie.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10075-the-indiscreet-power-of-the-bourgeoisie.html The political situation in Thailand is a mess that looks almost unsalvageable but there is a perverse logic to it, writes Roger Mitton.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:55:13 +0630
Elusive Peace: time is ripe for ceasefire http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10066-elusive-peace-time-is-ripe-for-ceasefire.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/10066-elusive-peace-time-is-ripe-for-ceasefire.html The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo says the time is ripe for ending armed conflict in Myanmar, with most – but not yet all – of the necessary conditions having fallen into place. 

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Naing Oo) Opinion Sat, 05 Apr 2014 04:17:00 +0630
Political will and the peace process http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9995-political-will-and-the-peace-process.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9995-political-will-and-the-peace-process.html There are positive signs from the peace process, but does the Tatmadaw have the political will for real change and a lasting solution?

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Zaceu Lian) Opinion Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:51:36 +0630
Optimism on Myanmar, but to varying degrees http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9994-optimism-on-myanmar-but-to-varying-degrees.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9994-optimism-on-myanmar-but-to-varying-degrees.html I recently made a month-long research trip to Myanmar to meet with the country’s political elite –nationals and foreign – regarding the democratic transition and the prospect of peace and reconciliation.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Nehginpao Kipgen) Opinion Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:31:38 +0630
Plane talk, no poppycock http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9993-plane-talk-no-poppycock.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9993-plane-talk-no-poppycock.html It’s not easy arguing with an old chum if he drops in unexpected, but I have the advantage over him of having covered the region for the past quarter-century and more.


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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Roger Mitton) Opinion Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:29:14 +0630
Keep the census process free from manipulation http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9989-keep-the-census-process-free-from-manipulation.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/opinion/9989-keep-the-census-process-free-from-manipulation.html Myanmar’s first census since reform measures were undertaken is occurring right now.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Charles Bo) Opinion Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:57:37 +0630