The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Blame game at Letpadaung

Many are questioning whether anyone be held accountable for the killing of Daw Khin Win, who was shot during a protest against the Letpadaung copper mine. Daniel Aguirre and Irene Pietropaoli look at the responsibilities of the mine’s investors.

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Remembering the Holocaust

Seventy years ago on January 27, allied forces liberated Auschwitz Birkenau, the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

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Does the president really want to amend the constitution?

Sithu Aung Myint on President U Thein Sein's attitude toward constitutional amendment.


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

Roger Mitton on 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. Lucy Purdon takes a look at the lawful interception framework – or lack thereof.



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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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