The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Civil-military dialogue is the key to a successful transition

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo on civil-military relations in Myanmar, and the need for meaningful engagement with the Tatmadaw institution.

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Election boycotts: never a good idea

Roger Mitton on why election boycotts are generally ill-advised, as alliances shift in Thailand's ongoing political unrest.

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Australia and ASEAN: a prospering partnership

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop on strengthening ties in the ASEAN bloc, following her most recent visit to Southeast Asia.

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Press freedom under assault

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for protection of journalists and freedom of expression on World Press Freedom Day.

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Trouble on the Thai embassy’s doorstep

People sit in plastic chairs, their faces forlorn as they wait for the queue to slowly inch forward. Others sit on rolled out maps or sheets of newspaper, some having even slept out overnight so as to get a more advantageous place in line.

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The lion of Malaysia falls silent

Karpal Singh, a Malaysian lawyer, politician and stalwart defender of the common man, was tragically killed in a car accident on March 17.


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