The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Knowledge is power – arm yourself

The more preoccupied and aware a people are about their potential to improve themselves through education, the brighter the country’s future.

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Unlocking Myanmar’s potential

Myanmar must make tough choices that enable it to leverage its natural advantages and build the new assets it needs for a prosperous future, say ADB consultants.

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There's hope yet for a Suu Kyi presidency

Despite a constitutional roadblock, there is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.

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Jokowi: the region’s best hope

Despite prospects in the ASEAN region looking fairly grim across the board, there is one place that can be regarded with cautious optimism, writes Roger Mitton: Jokowi's Indonesia.

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Can motorcycle import policy curb illegal trade?

Sithu Aung Myint looks at the motorcycle registration policy, and whether or not this has been an effective mechanism for curbing illegal trade.

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Lack of electricity strategy will stymie growth

JICA's Masahiko Tanaka on Myanmar's soon-to-explode demand for electricity, and the problems this will pose at this stage of the country's economic developing.

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East Timor deserves to join ASEAN

ASEAN leaders agreed last January to accept East Timor as a member state – and that is exactly what they should do, writes Roger Mitton.

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Ooredoo launch no silver bullet

Sithu Aung Myint on Qatari telco Ooredo launching services in Myanmar, a milestone event in the country's telecoms history. But will the increased competition from Telenor and Ooredoo satisfy the public demands?

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Trading on our strengths

Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb shares his thoughts on his recent visit to Myanmar, a country he says shows enormous promise and a genuine will for significant political and economic reform.

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The first peace dividend: protecting the people

Government and armed ethnic group leaders have quickly agreed on an important section of the nationwide ceasefire: civilian protection.

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