The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Jokowi: the region’s best hope

Despite prospects in the ASEAN region looking fairly grim across the board, there is one place that can be regarded with cautious optimism, writes Roger Mitton: Jokowi's Indonesia.

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Can motorcycle import policy curb illegal trade?

Sithu Aung Myint looks at the motorcycle registration policy, and whether or not this has been an effective mechanism for curbing illegal trade.

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Lack of electricity strategy will stymie growth

JICA's Masahiko Tanaka on Myanmar's soon-to-explode demand for electricity, and the problems this will pose at this stage of the country's economic developing.

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East Timor deserves to join ASEAN

ASEAN leaders agreed last January to accept East Timor as a member state – and that is exactly what they should do, writes Roger Mitton.

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Ooredoo launch no silver bullet

Sithu Aung Myint on Qatari telco Ooredo launching services in Myanmar, a milestone event in the country's telecoms history. But will the increased competition from Telenor and Ooredoo satisfy the public demands?

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Trading on our strengths

Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb shares his thoughts on his recent visit to Myanmar, a country he says shows enormous promise and a genuine will for significant political and economic reform.

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The first peace dividend: protecting the people

Government and armed ethnic group leaders have quickly agreed on an important section of the nationwide ceasefire: civilian protection.

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Anti-Corruption Commission needs reform

In February President U Thein Sein formed the 15-member Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).


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Is Islamic extremism on the rise in the region?

The strange thing about many fervently religious people is that they love to kill and persecute each other.


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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day and the urgent work done to save lives

This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.

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