The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Special rapporteur underscores need for new rights resolution

The United Nations General Assembly is in full swing, with the representatives debating, among other pressing issues, whether to pass another resolution on Myanmar.

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Kayin State’s armed groups: Reunification or separation?

Rather than unification, “The Agreement of Unification of Karen National Armed Groups” has come to symbolise the deep splits within Kayin State writes Sithu Aung Myint.

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Public property

Stuart Deed on the gradual encroachment onto public land that has become something of a problem in Yangon – particularly when it comes to illegal caryards.

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Lethal weapons, for the wrong reasons

In terms of keeping a handle on China’s rise, it is Vietnam that gets most attention from the new US-India-Japan triumvirate, writes Roger Mitton.

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Kayin armed groups: Reunification or separation?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sithu Aung Myint on the signs of a deeper split among the Kayin and its four main armed groups, despite recent talk of reunification.

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The census: When less is more

Roger Mitton on recent revelations that Myanmar’s population is around 51.4, and how this can be used to the country's advantage.

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War and Peace: Clashes and the ceasefire process

Sithu Aung Myint on the consequence of the most recent unsuccessful talks between the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the Union Peace-making Work Committee: armed conflict.

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Investing in children for the future

Australia and the World Bank are working closely with the government to expand funding for education in Myanmar.

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Proportional voting benefits only USDP

On September 30, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann instructed the commission studying electoral reform to submit a report with information on at least seven electoral systems by October 21.

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In praise of peace dividends

If one were to say before the peace process was initiated three years ago that ceasefires would soon change the lives of civilians in conflict areas, few people would likely have believed it.

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