The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

A dangerous path for Myanmar

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


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Editorial: Rise above personal interest

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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What is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi worried about?

“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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Fear, favour infect the region’s media

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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Will a pay rise really help civil servants?

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


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Sleepless nights in election year

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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Goals yet to be achieved

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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Critical questions for free elections

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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All the president’s men

This  week President U Thein Sein launched his very own press corps.

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Creating unity easier said than done for ASEAN

Unequal economic development and infrastructure, territorial disputes, and political feuding could unhinge the ASEAN Economic Community before it gets going.

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