The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

In praise of moderate Islam

Every time September 11 arrives, as it did last Thursday, memories of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington flood back.

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What’s behind the KNU-KIO split?

The rift within the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of ethnic armed groups, dominated headlines last week.

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Knowledge is power – arm yourself

The more preoccupied and aware a people are about their potential to improve themselves through education, the brighter the country’s future.

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Unlocking Myanmar’s potential

Myanmar must make tough choices that enable it to leverage its natural advantages and build the new assets it needs for a prosperous future, say ADB consultants.

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There's hope yet for a Suu Kyi presidency

Despite a constitutional roadblock, there is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.

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Jokowi: the region’s best hope

Despite prospects in the ASEAN region looking fairly grim across the board, there is one place that can be regarded with cautious optimism, writes Roger Mitton: Jokowi's Indonesia.

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Can motorcycle import policy curb illegal trade?

Sithu Aung Myint looks at the motorcycle registration policy, and whether or not this has been an effective mechanism for curbing illegal trade.

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Lack of electricity strategy will stymie growth

JICA's Masahiko Tanaka on Myanmar's soon-to-explode demand for electricity, and the problems this will pose at this stage of the country's economic developing.

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East Timor deserves to join ASEAN

ASEAN leaders agreed last January to accept East Timor as a member state – and that is exactly what they should do, writes Roger Mitton.

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Ooredoo launch no silver bullet

Sithu Aung Myint on Qatari telco Ooredo launching services in Myanmar, a milestone event in the country's telecoms history. But will the increased competition from Telenor and Ooredoo satisfy the public demands?

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