The Myanmar Times
Friday, 29 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Can Myanmar afford to burn coal?

On April 28, The Myanmar Times reported that the Myanmar government has so far signed 12 provisional contracts for coal-powered electricity-generating stations.

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Don’t forget the white elephants

White elephants – the literal kind – have been proud possessions of rulers in South and Southeast Asian nations since the days of city-states, fiefdoms, kings and emperors.

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Asian games not zero-sum

China and the United States seem to regard Asia-Pacific relations as a zero-sum game, but it would be more effective to make room for everyone at the table. 

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Never mind the elections: embracing Silk Road splendour

The central Asian republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two huge and resource-rich nations, in many ways bear a startling resemblance to Myanmar, not simply because of their size and richness, but because they have a veneer of peaceful social stability and have endured decades of a repressive central government.

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Ethics, merit and Buddhism

A key feature of Buddhist practice is generating merit. Merit is primarily cultivated through the performance of ethical actions and is largely based upon metaphysical assumptions grounded in Buddhist philosophy.

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China's AIIB And Singapore after Lee: Is this the dawn of a new order?

As one era of Asian power ends with the passing of longtime Singapore president Lee Kuan Yew, another dawns with the founding of China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

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Obama: Leading through engagement

US president’s policy of extending a hand to previously isolated regimes has given his country greater influence in Myanmar, Cuba and Iran.

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Managing Myanmar’s beach boom for the benefit of all

During the Thingyan holidays, some locals from Mawlamyine, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Ye townships in Mon State took their holidays at a new destination that has recently risen to prominence: Kabyar Wa beach.

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Change you can depend on

Depending on who you ask, it’s still all too common to hear people exclaim that “nothing has changed” in Myanmar.

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Time for new thinking on contraception

On the eve of the Thingyan holidays – a period increasingly renowned for drunken partying in Myanmar – it emerged that authorities had told stores to stop selling the morning-after pill during the festival.

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