The Myanmar Times
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Does the president really want to amend the constitution?

President U Thein Sein led a meeting of senior political figures in Nay Pyi Taw on January 12.


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Religious leaders turning the screws on region’s non-believers

With the Charlie Hebdo massacre causing more anguish over the age-old problem of religious intolerance, it is worth reassessing the appeal of the world’s great faiths in this region.

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Rights, safety at risk without lawful interception rules

Myanmar is among the fastest-growing telecommunications markets in the world.



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Shackled press hinders Vietnam’s progress

A week ago, senior members of the ruling Vietnam Communist Party gathered in Hanoi to thrash out several crucial issues, although the people of that nation and others across the region knew little about it.

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What does Beijing want from Myanmar?

It’s not every day that an interview in Global Times – an English-language mouthpiece for the Chinese government – sends shockwaves through Myanmar’s political world.

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No, YCDC, this is not democracy

Dodgy electoral laws, millions excluded and little transparency after polls closed – the December 27 municipal vote was a farce.

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Myanmar and the post-2015 development agenda

With a new development agenda on the horizon to replace the Millennium Development Goals, civil society participation and oversight will be crucial to progress in Myanmar.

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Burn down the boats: New presidentJokowi shows he’s no pussycat

Last month, the Indonesian navy captured three Vietnamese fishing boats and blew them up.

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Winners and losers: 2014 in review

Consultants Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo look back on 2014 in Asia, from the winners and grinners to the desperate and stateless.

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Challenges loom in the year ahead

We have now entered 2015. The next 12 months promise a considerable number of challenges and problems. The question is, can they be overcome?

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