The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Aquino’s sure touch deserts him

In recent months, the shine has gone off several political leaders who were previously so well regarded and respected that they appeared beyond reproach.

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With reforms in Myanmar failing, Cambodia’s recent history shows the need for a plan B

Journalist Sebastian Strangio on the comparisons that can be drawn between the historical juncture at which Myanmar finds itself, and Cambodia's past.

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Special rapporteur underscores need for new rights resolution

The United Nations General Assembly is in full swing, with the representatives debating, among other pressing issues, whether to pass another resolution on Myanmar.

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Kayin State’s armed groups: Reunification or separation?

Rather than unification, “The Agreement of Unification of Karen National Armed Groups” has come to symbolise the deep splits within Kayin State writes Sithu Aung Myint.

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Public property

Stuart Deed on the gradual encroachment onto public land that has become something of a problem in Yangon – particularly when it comes to illegal caryards.

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Lethal weapons, for the wrong reasons

In terms of keeping a handle on China’s rise, it is Vietnam that gets most attention from the new US-India-Japan triumvirate, writes Roger Mitton.

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Kayin armed groups: Reunification or separation?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sithu Aung Myint on the signs of a deeper split among the Kayin and its four main armed groups, despite recent talk of reunification.

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The census: When less is more

Roger Mitton on recent revelations that Myanmar’s population is around 51.4, and how this can be used to the country's advantage.

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War and Peace: Clashes and the ceasefire process

Sithu Aung Myint on the consequence of the most recent unsuccessful talks between the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the Union Peace-making Work Committee: armed conflict.

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Investing in children for the future

Australia and the World Bank are working closely with the government to expand funding for education in Myanmar.

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