The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Rights-compliant investment needed to keep SEZs fair for all

The village elder from Mutu, a small village near Dawei, in southern Myanmar, held out the 30 complaint letters residents had sent to Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister U Myat Ko.

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Great expectations: India under Modi, and Myanmar today

Curtis Chin and Meera Kumar on India under Modi, and the lessons Myanmar's leaders might draw from this example.

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Southeast Asian football: a load of balls

Roger Mitton on the perplexing matter of why no country from this region has ever been able to produce a half-decent football team of its own, despite boundless enthusiasm for the sport.



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ASEAN should not forget smallholder farmers

Civil society representatives from a range of ASEAN countries met on September 18 to discuss regional agricultural policy.

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Dirty money: US exchange scam lingers

Why private banks and even state-owned banks don’t accept old or ink-stained US dollar notes, despite a Central Bank order to the countrary.

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