The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

People power misses the mark

Earlier this month, a rally to show support for constitutional amendments and collect signatures for a petition was held at Maubin in Ayeyarwady Region.


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Vietnam catches the fateful casino pox

There was once a silly love song called “My baby does the hanky panky”. At the time I wished mine did, but she just loved to gamble.

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Don’t forget the plight of our young domestic workers

We’ve all read or heard it before: the news item that begins with the words “Workers demand better pay and working conditions”.

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Playing ‘Angolan tennis’ for peace

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo on the similarities between the peace process and Angolan tennis.


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Data tweaks change face of poverty

Changes to a 2010 survey reveal Rakhine to be the most impoverished state and close the gap on poverty in rural and urban areas.


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Time for new initiative on political prisoners

The jailing of Zaw Pe, a journalist with the Democratic Voice of Burma, has highlighted growing concerns about the progress, or lack thereof, in securing media freedoms in Burma.


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Introducing Sir John of the double standard

An NLD victory led by Suu Kyi at the 2015 elections, if that eventuates, may not be the fairytale ending the west hopes for, writes Roger Mitton.

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Tatmadaw strengthens grip on militias

The Myanmar Armed Forces held an unusual ceremony on May 5, appointing Border Guard Forces members as honorary gazetted Tatmadaw officers.

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Journalist jailing highlights need for new initiative on political prisoners

The jailing of DVB journalist Zaw Pe has highlighted growing concerns about the progress, or lack thereof, in securing media freedoms in Myanmar – as well as bringing the issue of political prisoners to the fore, writes the Burma Campaign UK's Wai Hnin Pwint Thon.

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The hypocrisy of Brunei’s sharia law

Sexual mores are fascinating and infect every aspect of life, both positively and negatively, often in ways that defy rational explanation.


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