The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

An intrusion into the personal

Provisions in the “protection of race and religion” laws could become a tool to settle scores.


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A blast from the ‘Thaksinomics’ past

Evita came to mind last week. It happened when the Thai military junta reshuffled its economic team in an attempt to halt a decline in the region’s second-biggest economy.

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Why MPs fear the ‘right of recall’ bill

In recent weeks there has been much attention focused on the debate and wrangling over the Right of Recall bill.

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Is democracy really lost in translation?

Those seeking to support democratisation in Myanmar’s political transition would do well to remember that political and democratic thinking does not only come from the West.

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Chinese life in Myanmar today

This month’s Chinese stock-market stumble has spooked investors around the globe, sending shockwaves through world markets.

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Would ‘The Lady’ be even more popular if she were ‘The Gentleman’?

The frequent assertion that women in Myanmar enjoy relatively equal status to men was clearly exposed as nonsense this week when the Asian Barometer Survey (ABS) reported that 60 percent of respondents said they would prefer to have a boy child rather than a girl – a level of gender bias around double that reported in neighbouring ASEAN countries.

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A different lens: Myanmar from below

Ongoing changes in Myanmar have called out for different tools to understand the country’s complexities.


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Why was Thura U Shwe Mann fired?

Thura U Shwe Mann and some of his supporters were removed from the leadership of the Union Solidarity and Development Party under a plan devised jointly by the military and the government.

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Armed conflict: The beginning of the end

Myanmar took a huge step forward on August 7. The government concluded its negotiations with ethnic armed groups over a nationwide ceasefire to end more than 60 years of civil war.

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As the sun rises in the Golden Land

When you adjust your computer for “Yangon – Myanmar” you step into an unusual time-zone.


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