The Myanmar Times
Monday, 27 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

No, YCDC, this is not democracy

Dodgy electoral laws, millions excluded and little transparency after polls closed – the December 27 municipal vote was a farce.

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Myanmar and the post-2015 development agenda

With a new development agenda on the horizon to replace the Millennium Development Goals, civil society participation and oversight will be crucial to progress in Myanmar.

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Burn down the boats: New presidentJokowi shows he’s no pussycat

Last month, the Indonesian navy captured three Vietnamese fishing boats and blew them up.

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Winners and losers: 2014 in review

Consultants Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo look back on 2014 in Asia, from the winners and grinners to the desperate and stateless.

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Challenges loom in the year ahead

We have now entered 2015. The next 12 months promise a considerable number of challenges and problems. The question is, can they be overcome?

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Singapore starts to show its age

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the independence of Singapore, and there will be lots of fireworks and festivities on the Little Red Dot, as it is affectionately known.

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A message from Cambodia

Roger Mitton on the takeaway lessons Myanmar might glean from Cambodia, and its veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy. 

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Massage parlours avoid the squeeze as bribery remains entrenched

On December 12, Yangon Region Hluttaw representative U Thaung Kyaw submitted a proposal to "make a law and allow massage parlours in Yangon Region to operate according to a legal framework".

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How election politics could harm chances of peace deal

The rapid political changes since November have left me thinking that the Myanmar peace process has really reached a critical point.

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Getting ahead on Yangon’s roads

In just a few years, traffic congestion has emerged as a huge issue in Yangon.


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