The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Editorial: Time to scrap public service media law

The Public Service Media Law drafted and proposed by the Ministry of Information was withdrawn from parliament by the Ministry of Information on March 18.

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Malaysia leads the way, again, in making a mockery of rule of law

It may seem unlikely in light of recent events, but Malaysia was once a beacon of hope in a region not known for fair administration of justice.

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Defining ‘dukkha’: The idea of suffering in Buddhism

Suffering can stem from some surprising sources – including believing too rigidly in the dhamma, or teachings of the Buddha.

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Time for government to step up on labour disputes

Government policy failures have created this mess – and now it’s time for officials to rise to the challenge and introduce the policies needed to resolve the conflicts.

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From Htee Khee, a message of peace

Recently the Myanmar government’s chief peace negotiator, Union minister U Aung Min, visited Htee Khee in Dawei district, Tanintharyi Region.

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Garment workers deserve support too

Vicious crackdowns on student demonstrators have garnered significant international attention but workers have faced similar bully tactics.

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Vietnam’s leader blows hot and cold

During a visit to Vietnam in March 1998, I was taken by two veteran journalists for a traditional sidewalk lunch of pho and the exquisite fried spring rolls called nem that are a Hanoi speciality.

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Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia: Trashing the ASEAN brand

Having a reputation for integrity and decency matters as much in international relations as in professional and personal life.

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Peace in Myanmar: not dead yet

Critics are questioning whether the peace process is in danger of collapse, but the view from the inside is vastly different.

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Why managing development in an election year matters

In a democracy, an election season is an exciting time. It is an occasion for a possible change in policy directions or a confirmation of continuity.

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