The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The big hope in the UMNO ranks

Mukhriz Mahathir’s recent defeat in a campaign for a vice presidential slot has opened the door for Khairy Jamaluddin, 37.

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A vital, little-known cog in Myanmar’s reform process

Village-tract administrator clerks form the base of the government’s bureaucracy. With few checks on their power, they can both stimulate or stymie community-led reform efforts

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Vo Nguyen Giap: Rebel with a cause

To understand why the Vietnam Communist Party is living on borrowed time, it pays to examine the events surrounding the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap earlier this month.

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Co-ops and the credibility gap

Decades of state control over cooperatives could thwart the government’s efforts to revitalise the sector

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The time for talk is over

Myanmar’s political leaders must stand up to those inciting religious violence

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Reforms hinge on treatment of minorities -

Violence against Muslims in Myanmar must stop if the country’s remarkable transition is to be a success

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World looks elsewhere as Aquino’s peace deal unwinds

It's a strange world. Over the past fortnight, front-page headlines have focused on a brutal terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

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A lesson for Obama: It’s all about face

Barely a year after his historic trip to Myanmar last November, United States President Barack Obama was scheduled to be have been back in Southeast Asia this week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. That trip is now off due to a budget impasse and continued gridlock in Washington.

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True democracy impossible without constitution change

Peter Soe-Wynn on Aung San Suu Kyi's potential to lead Myanmar, and the necessity of constitutional reform.


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Happy birthday to the Singapore enforcer

On September 16, Singapore’s post-independence hero, Lee Kuan Yew, marked his 90th birthday.



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