The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Najib’s creaking reputation needs oiling

Malaysia is blessed with lucrative reserves of oil and gas, much of it lying under the sea off the northeast coast.


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Why the imports crackdown will fail

On May 27, the Ministry of Commerce held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Organised by the Prevention and Control of Illegal Trading Central Committee, its theme was “raising the share of prize money for mobile teams”.

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Measuring poverty is more than tweaking data

Sherlock Holmes coined the phrase, “There’s nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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Role model: Indonesia's key role in ASEAN

Muslim-majority Indonesia is a stable and flourishing multi-party democracy: Unquestionably a better example for Myanmar than any other country in the region, writes Roger Mitton.


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Tackling the threat of terrorism in Rakhine

Conditions in Muslim communities are ripe for the spread of terrorism – and cooperation is needed to ensure violence does not take root, writes Sithu Aung Myint.


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People power misses the mark

Earlier this month, a rally to show support for constitutional amendments and collect signatures for a petition was held at Maubin in Ayeyarwady Region.


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Vietnam catches the fateful casino pox

There was once a silly love song called “My baby does the hanky panky”. At the time I wished mine did, but she just loved to gamble.

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Don’t forget the plight of our young domestic workers

We’ve all read or heard it before: the news item that begins with the words “Workers demand better pay and working conditions”.

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Playing ‘Angolan tennis’ for peace

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo on the similarities between the peace process and Angolan tennis.


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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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