The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Quality infrastructure for Asia: more than cash, concrete and steel

Finding the funds to truck in the construction materials to build the infrastructure that Asia sorely needs is crucial, but far from everything.

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Government misfires on Oslo conference

The Oslo Conference to End Myanmar’s Systematic Persecution of Rohingyas was held from May 26 to 28 at the Norwegian Nobel Institution in Oslo, Norway.

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On the border, spite is no answer

The immediate Rohingya migration crisis – of gangster criminality, vessels set adrift, people starving and bodies exhumed – is galvanising action among those who can’t accept such evil.

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Stop ‘boat crisis’ blame game

Over the past few days, the world has been increasingly concerned with the plight of thousands of men, women and children attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal.

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Cambodia may hold an answer to the post-election puzzle

Opinions are divided about whether it will be necessary, or even possible, to form a coalition government in Myanmar after the general election later this year.

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Is it a tender when the result is fixed?

USDP MP for South Okkalapa U Aung Thein Linn says a tender for a 120-acre land plot should be suspended and reconsidered.

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Mitigating the ‘boat people’ crisis

Beyond a few obvious facts, working out what to do with the many thousands of “boat people” who have been stuck in the vast sea straddling South and Southeast Asia in pursuit of jobs and better livelihoods is a difficult proposition.

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Rohingya stalemate tests Myanmar

Myanmar’s brittle international reputation has taken a pounding the past month, with countries across Southeast Asia calling on the leadership to do much better.

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Editorial: Let us count the ways...

Last November presidential adviser U Myint said the government’s approach to statistics would start from scratch. Decades of “disastrous” meddling had long twisted facts to the government’s favour, counting what it wanted to be true rather than what was true.

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More women in parliament? Not likely

With the revelation this week that retired generals are thinking about running for parliament as representatives of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, chances are slim that the party will stick by its avowed plan to field more women candidates in the upcoming election.

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