The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

New rules another step backward for Myanmar’s crippled movie industry

You might not have heard about it, but film censorship was reintroduced in Myanmar on December 1.


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Go on, ask me about Myanmar

“So, is Myanmar a small island?” a friend asked me from across the table while we were having dinner in our communal dining hall.

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And now for somewhere completely different...

Earlier this year, when seeking to unshackle myself from political and economic analyses, I filled this space with potted descriptions of places where one could escape the madding world.

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Decentralise education – then what?

In recent weeks, hundreds of students have taken to the streets of Yangon to protest against the National Education Law, which they argue subverts their liberty by establishing a National Education Commission to oversee universities.

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Building unity, one language at a time

The teaching of ethnic minority languages can help to bring people together – as it has done in other countries, writes consultant Lian Kual Sang.

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What's in a name: Rohingya or Bengali?

Sithu Aung Myint on the war of words playing out in Rakhine State and across the country.

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Cult of impunity shields Philippine mass murderers

Justice delayed is justice denied, but this is ridiculous. More than five years after 58 innocent Filipinos were murdered in cold blood, not one person has been convicted, writes Roger Mitton.

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Indonesia’s new president Jokowi an inspiring example for Myanmar

If there is one person President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could gain most from studying between now and next year’s general election, it is Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo.

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Democratic armies: How security reform supports peace

The week I returned home from exile in 2012 I bumped into an old friend – a former Bush political appointee – on a busy road in Yangon.

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Is the USDP inciting conflict?

At a press conference on November 18 in Nay Pyi Taw, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann gave his opinion on the amendment to section 436 of the constitution proposed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy.

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