The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Malaysia’s Doctor M strikes again

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was a tremendously positive force for his country and this region during his 22 years in power.

 

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Beneath the Prayuth bikini controversy

Roger Mitton on a funny thing that happened to Thailand’s General Prayuth Chan-o-cha after he mounted a coup in May and later assumed the post of prime minister.

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Yangon mayor misleads on new city project

On September 22, the Yangon Region Hluttaw convened a special session to discuss the Yangon new town plan, which has been widely criticised by some MPs and observers.

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Rights-compliant investment needed to keep SEZs fair for all

The village elder from Mutu, a small village near Dawei, in southern Myanmar, held out the 30 complaint letters residents had sent to Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister U Myat Ko.

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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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