The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Some thoughts on astute politicians

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in an interview with Fergal Keane of the British Broadcasting Corporation, states that “Mahatma Gandhi was a very astute politician.”

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Myanmar displays diplomatic finesse on China, Russia and US

Myanmar has made substantial shifts in its relations with major powers China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia that will directly impact peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

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Host nations can help make immigrants a powerful engine for growth

Many of the immigration debates now raging around the world reflect the faulty assumption that admitting immigrants is an act of largesse – and a costly one, at that.

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Trump, Xi take first step to address security concerns

Last week, all eyes in Asia were on the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. A lot was riding on the two-day summit between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies, whose relationship has been rocky of late.

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The NLD-led government a year later

The new government came to power a year ago. During the difficult years before that, the current leaders often called for societal transformation especially to reduce poverty in the country. Now that they are in power, it is timely to review what has been achieved so far.

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On the doctorates of (some) UN secretaries-general and other personages

Recently The Global New Light of Myanmar reproduced either in full or excerpts of the interim report by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State headed by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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Depression: Let’s Talk

For those of us who have it, or think we might, broaching the subject can provoke a range of fears and apprehensions, including how it may change people’s perceptions of us, or even how we think about ourselves.

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After 25 years, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?

In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded.

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Indonesia must lead for sake of its interests in South China Sea

Over the past quarter century, Indonesia has sought to play the role of an honest broker in the South China Sea disputes, facilitating negotiations over a proposed code of conduct for claimants to the sea, and hosting workshops on technical issues and other barriers to cooperation.

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Arts and science dichotomy in matriculation exams: possible lessons?

University Entrance or Matriculation Exams for 2017 have concluded throughout the country and tens of thousands of educational personnel would be busy marking millions of exam scripts in various subjects which more than 720,000 candidates have answered a few weeks ago.

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