The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The trouble with inclusiveness

Negotiating who gets to negotiate is holding up a nationwide ceasefire – is it better to leave out smaller groups?

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The centre of the neighbourhood

Positioned between two of the largest countries in the world, Myanmar must balance external pressures and internal potential as it continues to grow.

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Defending rights workers against abuse

As Angelina Jolie Pitt visits Myanmar this week, her high-profile role as a campaigner working to end sexual violence in conflict brings gender-related abuse onto the national news agenda.

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Leaks, deaths and political power plays engulf Hanoi

In some of the region’s politically closed societies, even the death of a leader can be exploited, and often with weird consequences - especially if the guy has not actually conked out yet.

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You don’t have to ‘like’ the news

A new study shows that offering a “respect” option together with a “like” button can prompt a significantly different response from readers.

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Race for the presidency gets dirty

For months now, evidence of a split in the Union Solidarity and Development Party has been clearly visible.

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Myanmar’s middle-class bulge

KFC’s arrival in Yangon isn’t simply about adding another unhealthy option to Myanmar’s smorgasbord of deep-fried delights.

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Remembering girls

Recently I found myself in Venice unexpectedly. Having arrived on an urgent and all-consuming matter, I ruefully realised that although the city’s legendary biennale was under way, I had little appetite for any of its artistic offerings.

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The election – free, fair and credible?

The people of Myanmar deserve more than an election that is simply an improvement on the scandal-plagued 2010 vote.

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Amazing Grace glides into the lead

Her name is Grace Poe and she looks like a mousey schoolmistress. But do not be deceived: This mother of three kids is one tough cookie.

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