The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Getting the facts right on rape

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.

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Beyond stalemates to peace in our time

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.

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American duplicity could scupper Philippines peace - and defence deal

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.

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Local car production: One gigantic swindle

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.

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End in sight for the nationwide ceasefire

They did it. More critically, they did it together, for Myanmar and her people.

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Latest Wirathu attack shows an underlying gender bias

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

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Editorial: Time to scrap public service media law

The Public Service Media Law drafted and proposed by the Ministry of Information was withdrawn from parliament by the Ministry of Information on March 18.

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Malaysia leads the way, again, in making a mockery of rule of law

It may seem unlikely in light of recent events, but Malaysia was once a beacon of hope in a region not known for fair administration of justice.

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Defining ‘dukkha’: The idea of suffering in Buddhism

Suffering can stem from some surprising sources – including believing too rigidly in the dhamma, or teachings of the Buddha.

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Time for government to step up on labour disputes

Government policy failures have created this mess – and now it’s time for officials to rise to the challenge and introduce the policies needed to resolve the conflicts.

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