The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 27 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

What you should and shouldn’t see

Here we go again. Last week, the Australian media published a photo of a young Sydney boy, whose jihadist father had taken to the Middle East, holding up the severed head of a Syrian soldier.

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U Shwe Mann directs PR drama

People can be forgiven for reading articles about the Pyithu Hluttaw’s decision on the proposed change to proportional representation, or PR, with a sense of bewilderment.

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Escape the madding crowd

It’s good news week. You may remember the hit song of that name by the British pop group, Hedgehoppers Anonymous.

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The message John Kerry must give to Myanmar’s leaders

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit.US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit.

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Is this the world’s wordiest ceasefire?

At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it’s hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar’s draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world’s lengthiest ceasefire deal.

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Singapore: the good, the bad and the sad

Sitting in a pleasant watering hole last week, no fewer than three people assured me that the media in Singapore is the most heavily censored in the region.

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Taking on Muslim-owned media

Communal, or religious, violence started breaking out in 2012, shortly after President U Thein Sein’s government took office.


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Shared frontiers, distant neighbours

The shared frontiers of India and Myanmar have been a perennial area of study for scholars and researchers of South Asia and Southeast Asia, writes Sonu Trivedi.

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Is Myanmar marching toward political crisis?

More than three years after President U Thein Sein took office, Myanmar is at a crossroads and appears to be on the verge of political crisis, writes Sithu Aung Myint.

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Why ‘The Myanmar Times’ is more important than ever

Over the past decade or so The Myanmar Times has continued to expand its operations in a nation that falls far short of its potential for sound and informative publishing, writes editor-in-chief Ross Dunkley.

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