The Myanmar Times
Friday, 06 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Last of his kind: In a fractious land, Hun Sen remains on top

The days when national leaders stayed in power for decades are drawing to a close but they have not quite ended, as a couple of longterm rulers in this region can attest.

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What are you doing, parliament?

Myanmar is at boiling point. In the Kokang region of Shan State, there has been heavy fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army.

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Why managing development in an election year matters

In a democracy, an election season is an exciting time. It is an occasion for a possible change in policy directions or a confirmation of continuity.

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Aquino dithers, stumbles, falls

A visit to Manila can be rather shocking these days – even when travelling there from quasi-military governed Myanmar, let alone from Thailand with its now entrenched junta of generals.

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Myanmar education system is failing disabled children

What do we mean when we say someone is disabled? From a medical perspective, we are referring to a person’s medical or health-based impairments, such as an inability to walk or a neurological disorder that inhibits intellectual development.

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How responsible are foreign investors?

“Do you have policies and procedures in place to prevent your business activities or investment from contributing to human rights abuses and social conflict in Myanmar?”

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Kokang needs a political solution

Fighting between government forces and the army of Pheung Kya-shin – known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) – has resumed in the Kokang region of Shan State for the first time in more than five years.

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Making education inclusive: Why language choice matters

“Why is mother tongue-based multilingual education important?”

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Najib’s slow death

Living under the tawdry and sinking regime of Prime Minister Najib Razak must seem to Malaysians like death by treacle.

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Je suis Rohingya: The West’s dilemma

Sympathy for the Muslims of Rakhine State should not automatically extend to the recognition of the Rohingya as an ethnic group.

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