The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Indian PM on mission to sell India’s strengths to Myanmar

On November 11, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 10-day visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji – his longest overseas trip since taking office in May.

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Reporter’s death raises questions about army reforms

Sithu Aung Myint on the death of Myanmar citizen and freelance journalist Ko Par Gyi, who was shot and killed by the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) in Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw township.

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In Singapore, the end of an era looms for the long-ruling People’s Action Party

All good things come to an end, and in little Singapore it is evident that the long rule of the People’s Action Party is drawing to a close, writes Roger Mitton.

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Slowing of momentum not the death of the peace process

Following the September round of peace talks, concerns have arisen about the future of the peace process.

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Conflict as an opportunity

Tatsushi Arai is an independent scholar of conflict resolution from Japan and an associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in the United States.

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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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