The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Scottish MP inspiration for young women

So who is this Mhairi Black? A Scottish friend working here in Yangon told me this was a question being asked by various Myanmar women in her office this week.

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Najib tries to ride out the storm

The past week or two have been pretty stunning news-wise. Aside from the Greek calamity, there was Nguyen Phu Trong’s chummy-chummy meeting with President Barack Obama in the White House.

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Why constitutional review is needed

An independent mechanism for judicial review is crucial for the future of Myanmar’s democratisation process.

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NLD backs the Speaker’s dirty tricks

The former military government took 15 years to write and approve Myanmar’s constitution. In short, it is a constitution written for the continuation of military dictatorship in Myanmar.

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Can Myanmar benefit from China plan?

China’s leaders are looking to convince us that their dreams of “one belt, one road” can lead to a new wave of global prosperity.

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This is the moment for peace

After 60 years of warfare, our people dream of peace. If the government and the Tatmadaw are truly committed, we will achieve the nationwide ceasefire agreement very soon. Let’s take the last step together.

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Of jailed students and brave reporters

Many mornings start pleasantly, but are soured by how the television news appears so death-focussed, facile or just plain skewed that it is tempting to flip to a sport channel and watch golf or lawn bowls.

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The battle at the heart of the USDP

Thura U Shwe Mann and President U Thein Sein are locked in a fight for the party’s nomination for the presidency after the election.

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Fight for justice in Koh Tao murder case

Prior to the heinous murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand last September, migrant workers’ presence and everyday lives on Koh Tao Island were not publicly discussed.

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On China, The Lady has no choice

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China last month created a frenzy of global media interest.


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