The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

How election politics could harm chances of peace deal

The rapid political changes since November have left me thinking that the Myanmar peace process has really reached a critical point.

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Getting ahead on Yangon’s roads

In just a few years, traffic congestion has emerged as a huge issue in Yangon.


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Myanmar: On the way to ending poverty

Rejoining the global economy after decades of isolation, Myanmar has a unique opportunity: to lift its poorest people out of poverty, raise families’ incomes, and build a country with better lives and shared prosperity for all.

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New rules another step backward for Myanmar’s crippled movie industry

You might not have heard about it, but film censorship was reintroduced in Myanmar on December 1.


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Go on, ask me about Myanmar

“So, is Myanmar a small island?” a friend asked me from across the table while we were having dinner in our communal dining hall.

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And now for somewhere completely different...

Earlier this year, when seeking to unshackle myself from political and economic analyses, I filled this space with potted descriptions of places where one could escape the madding world.

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Decentralise education – then what?

In recent weeks, hundreds of students have taken to the streets of Yangon to protest against the National Education Law, which they argue subverts their liberty by establishing a National Education Commission to oversee universities.

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Building unity, one language at a time

The teaching of ethnic minority languages can help to bring people together – as it has done in other countries, writes consultant Lian Kual Sang.

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What's in a name: Rohingya or Bengali?

Sithu Aung Myint on the war of words playing out in Rakhine State and across the country.

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Cult of impunity shields Philippine mass murderers

Justice delayed is justice denied, but this is ridiculous. More than five years after 58 innocent Filipinos were murdered in cold blood, not one person has been convicted, writes Roger Mitton.

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