The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Protecting profits over people

Myanmar is in the process of formulating an investment law and a land use policy that when combined will lay the foundations of development for the country.

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Memo to Myanmar’s critics: Don’t forget context matters

When I’m feeling down, when I’m troubled and disoriented, I recall what my old physiology professor once counselled in such situations: “Context.”

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Education protests offer lessons

As many Myanmar and foreigners alike discuss whether reforms have stalled in Myanmar, it is interesting to see one specific reform being the focus of renewed activism.

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Why Congress is concerned about the 2015 election

More than 40 members of the United States Congress recently sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he pressure President U Thein Sein to ensure the democratic reforms in Myanmar continue.

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Competition coming in aid financing

There is a significant change on the horizon in the way the world delivers aid financing to developing countries. Western nations and their supporters have dominated aid lending since the end of the Second World War, through institutions like the World Bank, IMF and Asian Development Bank.

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Memo to Myanmar’s critics: Context is key

When it comes to taking stock of Myanmar's reform process and whether it has stalled or slowed or backslid, it is important to keep things in context, writes Roger Mitton.

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Journalists repressed in tent city

In a report from Eleven entitled “Eyewitness of poor management for ASEAN Summit”, journalist Nay Tun Naing revealed the conditions the media were made to face while covering the thrill-a-minute affair.

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Sex, dogs and Malaysian politics

According to recent polls, nearly half the population of Malaysia distrust the national police force and the country’s judicial system.

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Time to stop showing off and get to work

Fourteen of Myanmar’s key political figures met in Nay Pyi Taw on October 31.

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Obama’s visit and Suu Kyi’s political future: ASEAN 2014

Political scientist Nehginpao Kipgen on Obama's second visit to Myanmar, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's prospects for 2015 and beyond.

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