The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Protestant Buddhism’ of the West emphasises scientific over monastic

The Western conception of Buddhism differs significantly from the manner in which the religion has been practised for centuries in Asia.

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Peace, hope, optimism: ingredients for peace

Those who are not familiar with the workings of a peace process perhaps do not appreciate the role hope and optimism play in securing peace. These are, in fact, critical.

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Constitutional change: What are we waiting for?

On March 20, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann repeated his earlier statement that the constitutional amendment process will be completed by the end of the current parliamentary session.

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On Rakhine, karma and the art of good government

The monks of Sittwe live in a colony of vast monasteries spread throughout the isolated waterfront capital of Rakhine State.


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Getting the facts right on rape

A report out this week about riots in Mandalay last July highlighted the troubling role that rape rumours have played in outbreaks of communal violence in Myanmar.

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Beyond stalemates to peace in our time

Armed Forces Day is a reminder of the high expectations that the military faces from a war-weary public clamouring for and end to conflict.

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American duplicity could scupper Philippines peace - and defence deal

In the scope of modern day calamities, the debacle on the night of January 25 this year, in the small municipality of Mamasapano on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, appears rather insignificant.

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Local car production: One gigantic swindle

The Road Transport Administration Department – known by the Myanmar acronym Ka Nya Na – announced recently that it would no longer accept for substitution cars made in local industrial zones.

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End in sight for the nationwide ceasefire

They did it. More critically, they did it together, for Myanmar and her people.

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Latest Wirathu attack shows an underlying gender bias

Myanmar’s political arena remains male-dominated – but that is no excuse for failing to condemn sexist attacks.

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