The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Why MPs fear the ‘right of recall’ bill

In recent weeks there has been much attention focused on the debate and wrangling over the Right of Recall bill.

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Is democracy really lost in translation?

Those seeking to support democratisation in Myanmar’s political transition would do well to remember that political and democratic thinking does not only come from the West.

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Chinese life in Myanmar today

This month’s Chinese stock-market stumble has spooked investors around the globe, sending shockwaves through world markets.

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Would ‘The Lady’ be even more popular if she were ‘The Gentleman’?

The frequent assertion that women in Myanmar enjoy relatively equal status to men was clearly exposed as nonsense this week when the Asian Barometer Survey (ABS) reported that 60 percent of respondents said they would prefer to have a boy child rather than a girl – a level of gender bias around double that reported in neighbouring ASEAN countries.

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A different lens: Myanmar from below

Ongoing changes in Myanmar have called out for different tools to understand the country’s complexities.


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Why was Thura U Shwe Mann fired?

Thura U Shwe Mann and some of his supporters were removed from the leadership of the Union Solidarity and Development Party under a plan devised jointly by the military and the government.

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Armed conflict: The beginning of the end

Myanmar took a huge step forward on August 7. The government concluded its negotiations with ethnic armed groups over a nationwide ceasefire to end more than 60 years of civil war.

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As the sun rises in the Golden Land

When you adjust your computer for “Yangon – Myanmar” you step into an unusual time-zone.


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It’s not women who are ‘f**king useless’

While Myanmar’s male-dominated parliament fast-tracks controversial legislation that limits the rights of women to choose who they want to marry, new statistics on the incidence of rape in Yangon Region show that women and children are still in need of real protection under the law.

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Surprise looms in the Little Red Dot

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Singapore is celebrating its 50th birthday, the so-called SG50, and its economically enriched citizens ought to be jolly and give thanks to their beneficent government.

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