The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fragile Fourth Estate needs our attention

Myanmar's greatest asset is its people. If this nation wants to advance, the most important thing is to unlock its human potential. The only way to do that is by giving people the freedom they need to develop their talents and capabilities.

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Responsible tourism - are development partners doing enough?

Media reports regularly highlight how Myanmar tourism is experiencing spectacular growth and out-performing other sectors of the economy – but is it being managed in a sustainable way?

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Dolly: Gone but not forgotten

Roger Mitton eulogises Indonesia's notorious Dolly red light district, and defends the right for young women born into poverty to choose prostitution over poorly paid menial labour.

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Progress on poverty vulnerable to short-term shocks

UNDP Country director Toily Kurbanov and senior economic adviser Daniel Kostzer on the latest human development report, which looks at sustaining human progress through reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience.

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Dialogue in Myanmar: Losing and winning together

The Myanmar Peace Centre's Aung Naing Oo on the importance of dialogue in the ongoing peace process.


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Tales of Malaysia’s rich and powerful

This is a tale of two powerful men, superficially different, but with quirky similarities in age, achievement, wealth, affinity for pretty ladies and, as I can attest having interviewed both several times, a marked propensity for landing in trouble.

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Building universities of the future

Energetic reform is sweeping Myanmar’s universities – but the danger is they will be modernised to the late 20th century, rather than the early 21st century in which we actually live.

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Big changes brewing in the car market

On July 8, the Road Transport Administration Department under the Ministry of Rail Transportation released a very surprising announcement that will have significant implications for the car market.

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Is new China the old Japan – and what does it mean for Asia?

With no credible third party to mediate between China and the West, there remains the potential for conflict in East and Southeast Asia.

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Hun Sen, Cambodia show the way

Some years ago in Phnom Penh, the resident American ambassador, Joseph Mussomeli, told me what he thought of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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