The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Great expectations: India under Modi, and Myanmar today

Curtis Chin and Meera Kumar on India under Modi, and the lessons Myanmar's leaders might draw from this example.

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Southeast Asian football: a load of balls

Roger Mitton on the perplexing matter of why no country from this region has ever been able to produce a half-decent football team of its own, despite boundless enthusiasm for the sport.



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ASEAN should not forget smallholder farmers

Civil society representatives from a range of ASEAN countries met on September 18 to discuss regional agricultural policy.

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Dirty money: US exchange scam lingers

Why private banks and even state-owned banks don’t accept old or ink-stained US dollar notes, despite a Central Bank order to the countrary.

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ASEAN ministers should protect interests of smallholder farmers

(Kaung Htet/The Myanmar Times)(Kaung Htet/The Myanmar Times)The Food Security Working Group talked Myanmar trade, nutrition, land governance and more before an annual ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry meeting.

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An ugly chapter nears conclusion

All signatories to the nationwide ceasefire will be removed from the list of unlawful associations, ending the threat of arrest for civilians.

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Behind the electoral reform debate

In recent months Myanmar has been consumed by debate over its electoral system, and whether to change from first-past-the-post (FPTP) to proportional representation (PR).

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The final chapter in the Dhammazedi Bell search

The story of the raising of the fabled Dhammazedi Bell that has so captured the imagination of the public in recent months is drawing to end.

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Gang of four stands up to big bully

It is undeniable that when it comes to the South China Sea, Beijing has set aside its charm offensive and become the region’s big bully.

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In praise of moderate Islam

Every time September 11 arrives, as it did last Thursday, memories of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington flood back.

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