The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Challenges loom in the year ahead

We have now entered 2015. The next 12 months promise a considerable number of challenges and problems. The question is, can they be overcome?

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Singapore starts to show its age

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the independence of Singapore, and there will be lots of fireworks and festivities on the Little Red Dot, as it is affectionately known.

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A message from Cambodia

Roger Mitton on the takeaway lessons Myanmar might glean from Cambodia, and its veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy. 

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Massage parlours avoid the squeeze as bribery remains entrenched

On December 12, Yangon Region Hluttaw representative U Thaung Kyaw submitted a proposal to "make a law and allow massage parlours in Yangon Region to operate according to a legal framework".

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How election politics could harm chances of peace deal

The rapid political changes since November have left me thinking that the Myanmar peace process has really reached a critical point.

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Getting ahead on Yangon’s roads

In just a few years, traffic congestion has emerged as a huge issue in Yangon.


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Myanmar: On the way to ending poverty

Rejoining the global economy after decades of isolation, Myanmar has a unique opportunity: to lift its poorest people out of poverty, raise families’ incomes, and build a country with better lives and shared prosperity for all.

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New rules another step backward for Myanmar’s crippled movie industry

You might not have heard about it, but film censorship was reintroduced in Myanmar on December 1.


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Go on, ask me about Myanmar

“So, is Myanmar a small island?” a friend asked me from across the table while we were having dinner in our communal dining hall.

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And now for somewhere completely different...

Earlier this year, when seeking to unshackle myself from political and economic analyses, I filled this space with potted descriptions of places where one could escape the madding world.

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