The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Lethal weapons, for the wrong reasons

In terms of keeping a handle on China’s rise, it is Vietnam that gets most attention from the new US-India-Japan triumvirate, writes Roger Mitton.

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Kayin armed groups: Reunification or separation?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sithu Aung Myint on the signs of a deeper split among the Kayin and its four main armed groups, despite recent talk of reunification.

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The census: When less is more

Roger Mitton on recent revelations that Myanmar’s population is around 51.4, and how this can be used to the country's advantage.

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War and Peace: Clashes and the ceasefire process

Sithu Aung Myint on the consequence of the most recent unsuccessful talks between the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the Union Peace-making Work Committee: armed conflict.

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Investing in children for the future

Australia and the World Bank are working closely with the government to expand funding for education in Myanmar.

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Proportional voting benefits only USDP

On September 30, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann instructed the commission studying electoral reform to submit a report with information on at least seven electoral systems by October 21.

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In praise of peace dividends

If one were to say before the peace process was initiated three years ago that ceasefires would soon change the lives of civilians in conflict areas, few people would likely have believed it.

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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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