The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 26 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

With debate, Singapore shows the way

Although it seems surprising, Singapore is one of the few places in the region where rigorous intellectual discourse happens in the public arena writes Roger Mitton.

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Natural resource revenue sharing: Are stakeholders negotiating blind?

The management of natural resources and natural resource revenues is a hot topic in Myanmar – particularly when it comes to the role state and region governments have to play, writes Mari Oye.


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Why Beijing will take all in the South China Sea

The response from the Philippines and Vietnam to the dispute has disrupted bilaterial ties within ASEAN.


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President steps in to save Kachin chief minister

Sithu Aung Myint on the Hpakant-Moegaung road funding fiasco, and the fact that the issue has faded from the public eye – despite the Kachin chief minister having leaned on business owners, and receiving little comeuppance for having done so.

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Myanmar and the responsibility to protect

Ian Holliday on "responsibility to protect" (R2P) protocol, which means sovereign states have a responsibility to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Myanmar is a signatory. 

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New Myanmar investment body faces test of resources and will

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. Adviser Daniel Aguirre on the likely impact of this move.

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Global summit to shine spotlight on sexual violence

This week British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, are co-chairing the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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Najib’s creaking reputation needs oiling

Malaysia is blessed with lucrative reserves of oil and gas, much of it lying under the sea off the northeast coast.


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Why the imports crackdown will fail

On May 27, the Ministry of Commerce held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Organised by the Prevention and Control of Illegal Trading Central Committee, its theme was “raising the share of prize money for mobile teams”.

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Measuring poverty is more than tweaking data

Sherlock Holmes coined the phrase, “There’s nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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