The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 28 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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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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