The Myanmar Times
Monday, 28 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

White cards: the junta’s toxic legacy

U Thein Sein’s government has a responsibility to clean up the mess created by the military regime in Rakhine, writes Sithu Aung Myint.



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The indiscreet power of the bourgeoisie

The political situation in Thailand is a mess that looks almost unsalvageable but there is a perverse logic to it, writes Roger Mitton.


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Elusive Peace: time is ripe for ceasefire

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo says the time is ripe for ending armed conflict in Myanmar, with most – but not yet all – of the necessary conditions having fallen into place. 

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Political will and the peace process

There are positive signs from the peace process, but does the Tatmadaw have the political will for real change and a lasting solution?

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Optimism on Myanmar, but to varying degrees

I recently made a month-long research trip to Myanmar to meet with the country’s political elite –nationals and foreign – regarding the democratic transition and the prospect of peace and reconciliation.

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Plane talk, no poppycock

It’s not easy arguing with an old chum if he drops in unexpected, but I have the advantage over him of having covered the region for the past quarter-century and more.


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Keep the census process free from manipulation

Myanmar’s first census since reform measures were undertaken is occurring right now.

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Political will and peace

There is a case for cautious optimism in the protracted negotiations between the leadership of ethnic armed groups and the Tatmadaw, writes observer Zaceau Lian.

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Why donors should insist the census be postponed

The upcoming national census, scheduled to start on March 30, is proving to be one of the most divisive issues on Myanmar’s agenda.


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The ones to watch

Roger Mitton on the rising power of two particular female figures in Southeast Asia, their ascent, and ongoing political ambitions.

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