The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 04 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Curtailing civil society in the kingdom

Several laws currently under consideration are threatening to bring about the end of free civil society in Cambodia.

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Furlongs on the road to digitopia

Technological milestones – like the furlong posts on highways out of Yangon – help us to measure how far we have travelled.

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Celebrate those fathers who encourage their daughters

“I could not as my father’s daughter remain indifferent to what was going on,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in one of her most famous speeches in Yangon in 1988.

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Laos: The cork in the bottle

When John Kennedy took over the presidency of the United States more than half a century ago, his predecessor Dwight Eisenhower told him that Laos was “the cork in the bottle” of Southeast Asia.

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Who benefits from the currency crisis?

Myanmar’s kyat has been sharply losing value of late against foreign currencies. The market price to buy US$1 was about K1180 yesterday, above the official rate of K1105.

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Where do ethnic politics go after 2015?

Ethnic parties face formidable challenges if they are to maintain their important role in Myanmar’s political system after the election.

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Do you ‘like’ the Tatmadaw?

The military’s budding foray into social media, particularly Facebook, will need to be carefully managed to avoid a backlash.

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Impunity and policies fuel sexual violence

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Myanmar’s signing up to the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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In Nepal, transgender people turn adversity into opportunity

This year began with such hope for transgender people in Nepal, as the government announced citizens could identify their gender as “other” on their passports.

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Lips that are zipped keep leaders happy

Yes, it is an implied reprimand to all those who forgot my birthday this week, and a big hug to my sister, who never forgets, and who sent me a card with an inspiring British postage stamp on the envelope.

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