The Myanmar Times
Friday, 21 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Indian PM on mission to sell India’s strengths to Myanmar

On November 11, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 10-day visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji – his longest overseas trip since taking office in May.

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Reporter’s death raises questions about army reforms

Sithu Aung Myint on the death of Myanmar citizen and freelance journalist Ko Par Gyi, who was shot and killed by the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) in Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw township.

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In Singapore, the end of an era looms for the long-ruling People’s Action Party

All good things come to an end, and in little Singapore it is evident that the long rule of the People’s Action Party is drawing to a close, writes Roger Mitton.

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Slowing of momentum not the death of the peace process

Following the September round of peace talks, concerns have arisen about the future of the peace process.

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Conflict as an opportunity

Tatsushi Arai is an independent scholar of conflict resolution from Japan and an associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in the United States.

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