The Myanmar Times
Monday, 28 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fear of freedom triggers exodus

Roger Mitton, relaxing in safe and tranquil Bangkok, happily protected by the shield of the joy-inspiring State Peace and Order Restoration Council, received a most shocking news release.

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Ethnic administrations in the firing line

Sithu Aung Myint on the significance of the skirtmishes that erupted between Tatmadaw forces and the KNU in Tanintharyi Region on June 13 and 14.

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Myanmar’s soldiers of peace

General Mutu Say Poe is a soldier of peace. The first time I met him was during a football match in early 1989 – a few months after our exodus from Yangon.


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Life & Death from the Himalaya to Asia's Factory Floors

Dhamey Tenzing Norgay, son of legendary mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, on addressing the risks associated with climbing Everest – and its parallels with the Dhaka garment factory collapse.

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With debate, Singapore shows the way

Although it seems surprising, Singapore is one of the few places in the region where rigorous intellectual discourse happens in the public arena writes Roger Mitton.

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Natural resource revenue sharing: Are stakeholders negotiating blind?

The management of natural resources and natural resource revenues is a hot topic in Myanmar – particularly when it comes to the role state and region governments have to play, writes Mari Oye.


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Why Beijing will take all in the South China Sea

The response from the Philippines and Vietnam to the dispute has disrupted bilaterial ties within ASEAN.


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President steps in to save Kachin chief minister

Sithu Aung Myint on the Hpakant-Moegaung road funding fiasco, and the fact that the issue has faded from the public eye – despite the Kachin chief minister having leaned on business owners, and receiving little comeuppance for having done so.

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Myanmar and the responsibility to protect

Ian Holliday on "responsibility to protect" (R2P) protocol, which means sovereign states have a responsibility to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Myanmar is a signatory. 

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New Myanmar investment body faces test of resources and will

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. Adviser Daniel Aguirre on the likely impact of this move.

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