The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thailand: Here we go again

The recent protests in Bangkok echo the biblical story of Barabbas, which is described in all four gospels due to its shockingly emblematic depiction of the power of group emotion.

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Turning a blind eye to abuses: a word of caution

Nang Lao Liang Won of the Shan Women's Action Network on Myanmar's ongoing human rights abuses and violence that threatens to destabilise the democratic transition.

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Myanmar's new guard finding voice in the face of change

Myanmar’s youth are the future of the country but are too often ignored or marginalised by the state and politics, writes Jacqueline Menager.

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Engaging the private sector in the fight against malaria

The past decade has seen unprecedented progress against many of the world’s leading global health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria writes Hervé Verhoosel.


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NSA knows when you’ve been naughty

Spying by the National Security Agency has been widely condemned around the globe, but the data that has been collected could provide answers to troubling questions about the behaviour of some world leaders.

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Let’s talk about sex

This country needs to have a conversation about child sex tourism – and sooner rather than later. Myanmar’s nascent tourism sector presents great opportunities as well as significant challenges and risks.

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Questioning Myanmar’s North Korea connection

As the countdown continues toward the creation of an ASEAN economic community in 2015, the Myanmar government can take understandable pride in the progress made on a range of economic and political fronts this past year since the lifting or suspension of a range of US and European Union sanctions.

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Daw Suu takes a battering

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been under attack around the world for her acquiescence in the persecution of Muslims in her country.

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A tale of two political fortunes

In the Philippines, President Aquino’s image appears irretrievably damaged as Joseph Estrada makes a dramatic comeback.

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Daw Suu’s risky strategy

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was in Europe last week, where she collected the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought awarded to her by the European Parliament in 1990, shortly after she was placed under house arrest by Myanmar’s military government.

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