The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Shared frontiers, distant neighbours

The shared frontiers of India and Myanmar have been a perennial area of study for scholars and researchers of South Asia and Southeast Asia, writes Sonu Trivedi.

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Is Myanmar marching toward political crisis?

More than three years after President U Thein Sein took office, Myanmar is at a crossroads and appears to be on the verge of political crisis, writes Sithu Aung Myint.

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Why ‘The Myanmar Times’ is more important than ever

Over the past decade or so The Myanmar Times has continued to expand its operations in a nation that falls far short of its potential for sound and informative publishing, writes editor-in-chief Ross Dunkley.

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Fragile Fourth Estate needs our attention

Myanmar's greatest asset is its people. If this nation wants to advance, the most important thing is to unlock its human potential. The only way to do that is by giving people the freedom they need to develop their talents and capabilities.

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Responsible tourism - are development partners doing enough?

Media reports regularly highlight how Myanmar tourism is experiencing spectacular growth and out-performing other sectors of the economy – but is it being managed in a sustainable way?

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Dolly: Gone but not forgotten

Roger Mitton eulogises Indonesia's notorious Dolly red light district, and defends the right for young women born into poverty to choose prostitution over poorly paid menial labour.

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Progress on poverty vulnerable to short-term shocks

UNDP Country director Toily Kurbanov and senior economic adviser Daniel Kostzer on the latest human development report, which looks at sustaining human progress through reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience.

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Dialogue in Myanmar: Losing and winning together

The Myanmar Peace Centre's Aung Naing Oo on the importance of dialogue in the ongoing peace process.


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Tales of Malaysia’s rich and powerful

This is a tale of two powerful men, superficially different, but with quirky similarities in age, achievement, wealth, affinity for pretty ladies and, as I can attest having interviewed both several times, a marked propensity for landing in trouble.

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Building universities of the future

Energetic reform is sweeping Myanmar’s universities – but the danger is they will be modernised to the late 20th century, rather than the early 21st century in which we actually live.

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