The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Dialogue in Myanmar: Losing and winning together

The Myanmar Peace Centre's Aung Naing Oo on the importance of dialogue in the ongoing peace process.


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Tales of Malaysia’s rich and powerful

This is a tale of two powerful men, superficially different, but with quirky similarities in age, achievement, wealth, affinity for pretty ladies and, as I can attest having interviewed both several times, a marked propensity for landing in trouble.

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Building universities of the future

Energetic reform is sweeping Myanmar’s universities – but the danger is they will be modernised to the late 20th century, rather than the early 21st century in which we actually live.

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Big changes brewing in the car market

On July 8, the Road Transport Administration Department under the Ministry of Rail Transportation released a very surprising announcement that will have significant implications for the car market.

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Is new China the old Japan – and what does it mean for Asia?

With no credible third party to mediate between China and the West, there remains the potential for conflict in East and Southeast Asia.

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Hun Sen, Cambodia show the way

Some years ago in Phnom Penh, the resident American ambassador, Joseph Mussomeli, told me what he thought of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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Light fingers plague Yangon’s airport

On June 30, a “gang” allegedly responsible for a series of ugly crimes at Yangon International Airport was arrested by Myanmar’s aviation police.

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Education the cornerstone of Australian support for Myanmar reforms

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop on her recent visit to Myanmar, the reform process, and Australia's focus on education.

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Does the govt encourage legal trade?

The Ministry of Commerce has recently held several meetings and issued announcements about its plans to tackle illegal trade.


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Vietnam suffers from the wobbles

In May, when Beijing moved a massive oil rig into an area of the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam, it shocked and scared the Communist Party leaders in Hanoi and caused severe dissension within their ranks.

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