The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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We must condemn messages of racism

On March 21 this year, the world commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for the first time following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Optimism on Myanmar’s transition

Author Nehginpao Kipgen reflects on a recent visit to Myanmar, looking at democratic transition and the prospect of peace and reconciliation in the country.

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Can we trust the Maungdaw probe?

The official report from the commission charged with investigating the alleged massacre at Du Chee Yar Tan raises some serious questions, writes Gabrielle Paluch.

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Lessons from one student’s crusade against conflict

Throughout my involvement in the cycle of conflict here in Myanmar, including the current attempts to make peace, I often think I have seen it all.

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Why the special rapporteur is needed as much as ever

An open letter from 47 Myanmar civil society organisations to member states of the UN Human Rights Council calling on the council to maintain a resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar.


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Malaysia’s opposition faces judicial crackdown

There is always one rule for the high and mighty and another for you and me.



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