The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Journalist jailing highlights need for new initiative on political prisoners

The jailing of DVB journalist Zaw Pe has highlighted growing concerns about the progress, or lack thereof, in securing media freedoms in Myanmar – as well as bringing the issue of political prisoners to the fore, writes the Burma Campaign UK's Wai Hnin Pwint Thon.

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The hypocrisy of Brunei’s sharia law

Sexual mores are fascinating and infect every aspect of life, both positively and negatively, often in ways that defy rational explanation.


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Why smallholder farmers need our help

Leaders of ASEAN nations should ensure that helping small-scale farmers is at the top of the regional bloc’s agenda.


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The Kachin war goes international

The recent outbreak of fighting in Kachin State has made headlines and created concern about the implications for the peace process.


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Small is beautiful: Addressing the challenges of smallholder farmers

As the ASEAN bloc moves toward closer integration, it is key for governments to recognise the critical role played by agricultural smallholders.

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Anti-Ooredoo campaign only hurts the people

Calls from nationalist factions for a boycott of Qatar-based Ooredoo are misguided and not in the national interest, writes Sithu Aung Myint.


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Civil-military dialogue is the key to a successful transition

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo on civil-military relations in Myanmar, and the need for meaningful engagement with the Tatmadaw institution.

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Election boycotts: never a good idea

Roger Mitton on why election boycotts are generally ill-advised, as alliances shift in Thailand's ongoing political unrest.

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Australia and ASEAN: a prospering partnership

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop on strengthening ties in the ASEAN bloc, following her most recent visit to Southeast Asia.

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