The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay: from mouse clicks to mob rule in 24 hours

Burmese American author and blogger Kenneth Wong on the unrest in Mandalay, and how a story of questionable authenticity, which has largely been credited with inciting tensions in the city, spread on social media.

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Suu Kyi's choice

The Lowy Interpreter's Andrew Selth takes a look at Aung San Suu Kyi's dwindling chances of a shot at the top job.

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Exiting the comfort zone

Today’s youth must speak up, take on challenges and explore new ideas to prepare for the demands of leadership, writes Kyi Thant of Harvard College’s Leadership Institute.


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Fear of freedom triggers exodus

Roger Mitton, relaxing in safe and tranquil Bangkok, happily protected by the shield of the joy-inspiring State Peace and Order Restoration Council, received a most shocking news release.

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Ethnic administrations in the firing line

Sithu Aung Myint on the significance of the skirtmishes that erupted between Tatmadaw forces and the KNU in Tanintharyi Region on June 13 and 14.

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Myanmar’s soldiers of peace

General Mutu Say Poe is a soldier of peace. The first time I met him was during a football match in early 1989 – a few months after our exodus from Yangon.


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Life & Death from the Himalaya to Asia's Factory Floors

Dhamey Tenzing Norgay, son of legendary mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, on addressing the risks associated with climbing Everest – and its parallels with the Dhaka garment factory collapse.

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With debate, Singapore shows the way

Although it seems surprising, Singapore is one of the few places in the region where rigorous intellectual discourse happens in the public arena writes Roger Mitton.

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Natural resource revenue sharing: Are stakeholders negotiating blind?

The management of natural resources and natural resource revenues is a hot topic in Myanmar – particularly when it comes to the role state and region governments have to play, writes Mari Oye.


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Why Beijing will take all in the South China Sea

The response from the Philippines and Vietnam to the dispute has disrupted bilaterial ties within ASEAN.


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