The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Why smallholder farmers need our help

Leaders of ASEAN nations should ensure that helping small-scale farmers is at the top of the regional bloc’s agenda.


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The Kachin war goes international

The recent outbreak of fighting in Kachin State has made headlines and created concern about the implications for the peace process.


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Small is beautiful: Addressing the challenges of smallholder farmers

As the ASEAN bloc moves toward closer integration, it is key for governments to recognise the critical role played by agricultural smallholders.

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Anti-Ooredoo campaign only hurts the people

Calls from nationalist factions for a boycott of Qatar-based Ooredoo are misguided and not in the national interest, writes Sithu Aung Myint.


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