The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Trading on our strengths

Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb shares his thoughts on his recent visit to Myanmar, a country he says shows enormous promise and a genuine will for significant political and economic reform.

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The first peace dividend: protecting the people

Government and armed ethnic group leaders have quickly agreed on an important section of the nationwide ceasefire: civilian protection.

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Anti-Corruption Commission needs reform

In February President U Thein Sein formed the 15-member Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).


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Is Islamic extremism on the rise in the region?

The strange thing about many fervently religious people is that they love to kill and persecute each other.


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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day and the urgent work done to save lives

This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.

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Making the AEC work for ASEAN’s citizens

Policy-makers talk a lot about the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. But the real question is, how will this AEC affect the 600 million people who live in the region?

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When the reporters are wrong

When US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the President U Thein Sein earlier this month, he voiced some of the concerns of the United States government regarding Myanmar’s democratic reforms.

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Three–year journey of the peace process

August 18 marks the third anniversary of the peace process in Myanmar.


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