The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Can Myanmar benefit from China plan?

China’s leaders are looking to convince us that their dreams of “one belt, one road” can lead to a new wave of global prosperity.

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This is the moment for peace

After 60 years of warfare, our people dream of peace. If the government and the Tatmadaw are truly committed, we will achieve the nationwide ceasefire agreement very soon. Let’s take the last step together.

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Of jailed students and brave reporters

Many mornings start pleasantly, but are soured by how the television news appears so death-focussed, facile or just plain skewed that it is tempting to flip to a sport channel and watch golf or lawn bowls.

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The battle at the heart of the USDP

Thura U Shwe Mann and President U Thein Sein are locked in a fight for the party’s nomination for the presidency after the election.

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Fight for justice in Koh Tao murder case

Prior to the heinous murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand last September, migrant workers’ presence and everyday lives on Koh Tao Island were not publicly discussed.

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On China, The Lady has no choice

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China last month created a frenzy of global media interest.


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No easy answers on Myanmar’s constitutional challenges

In what some thought could be a game-changer to Myanmar’s political landscape, several constitutional amendments were voted down in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, or Union parliament, on June 25.

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In Myanmar, scant protection for women

Discriminatory legislation moves closer to approval while maternal healthcare flounders from lack of funding.

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Jokowi loses way as support slides

The crash of a creaking 51-year-old transport plane with an indeterminate passenger list in Medan on June 30 somehow encapsulated the seemingly insurmountable problems facing Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo.

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Reporting on war and peace

One of the boldest promises in President U Thein Sein’s inaugural address on March 30, 2011, was to end the “hell of untold miseries” suffered by Myanmar’s ethnic minority groups.

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