The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Behind the electoral reform debate

In recent months Myanmar has been consumed by debate over its electoral system, and whether to change from first-past-the-post (FPTP) to proportional representation (PR).

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The final chapter in the Dhammazedi Bell search

The story of the raising of the fabled Dhammazedi Bell that has so captured the imagination of the public in recent months is drawing to end.

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Gang of four stands up to big bully

It is undeniable that when it comes to the South China Sea, Beijing has set aside its charm offensive and become the region’s big bully.

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In praise of moderate Islam

Every time September 11 arrives, as it did last Thursday, memories of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington flood back.

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What’s behind the KNU-KIO split?

The rift within the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of ethnic armed groups, dominated headlines last week.

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Knowledge is power – arm yourself

The more preoccupied and aware a people are about their potential to improve themselves through education, the brighter the country’s future.

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Unlocking Myanmar’s potential

Myanmar must make tough choices that enable it to leverage its natural advantages and build the new assets it needs for a prosperous future, say ADB consultants.

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There's hope yet for a Suu Kyi presidency

Despite a constitutional roadblock, there is still a chance that Aung San Suu Kyi can become Myanmar’s next leader, reports Belinda Cranston.

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Jokowi: the region’s best hope

Despite prospects in the ASEAN region looking fairly grim across the board, there is one place that can be regarded with cautious optimism, writes Roger Mitton: Jokowi's Indonesia.

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Can motorcycle import policy curb illegal trade?

Sithu Aung Myint looks at the motorcycle registration policy, and whether or not this has been an effective mechanism for curbing illegal trade.

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