The Myanmar Times
Monday, 27 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Reporting on war and peace

One of the boldest promises in President U Thein Sein’s inaugural address on March 30, 2011, was to end the “hell of untold miseries” suffered by Myanmar’s ethnic minority groups.

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Four interests in amending constitution

We saw last week the culmination of the first round of parliamentary discussion on the constitution, in which attempts to introduce limited amendments failed to win the necessary majority.

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Survey reveals fears over discussing national identity

The news in Myanmar is filled with stories about peace and conflict, national identity and the slow, bumpy road to democracy.

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A state of peace for Myanmar?

When the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army declared a unilateral ceasefire earlier this month, the bloody war in Kokang faded from the headlines.

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Call for headscarf ban is another attack on the rights of women

Proposals to ban Muslim schoolgirls in Myanmar from wearing headscarves raise further concerns that women’s rights are being oppressed by certain monks.

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It’s time for Myanmar to join the region and scrap visas

Anyone who travelled to Myanmar in earlier decades knows what a hassle it was to get a tourist visa, to worry about what to put on your landing card and customs form, and to fret about where and how to change money.

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The NLD duped again on constitution

The submission to parliament of two draft bills to amend the 2008 constitution on June 10, two years after the amendment process was launched, has attracted much interest.

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Curtailing civil society in the kingdom

Several laws currently under consideration are threatening to bring about the end of free civil society in Cambodia.

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Furlongs on the road to digitopia

Technological milestones – like the furlong posts on highways out of Yangon – help us to measure how far we have travelled.

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Celebrate those fathers who encourage their daughters

“I could not as my father’s daughter remain indifferent to what was going on,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in one of her most famous speeches in Yangon in 1988.

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