The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Three–year journey of the peace process

August 18 marks the third anniversary of the peace process in Myanmar.


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How India can better engage Myanmar

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Modi has sent out a clear message that improving ties with the countries in India’s neighbourhood is high on its foreign policy agenda.

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The challenges of being a democracy

Myanmar is still in transition to democracy, which experts define as the early stage of the relaxation of dictatorship.

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What you should and shouldn’t see

Here we go again. Last week, the Australian media published a photo of a young Sydney boy, whose jihadist father had taken to the Middle East, holding up the severed head of a Syrian soldier.

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U Shwe Mann directs PR drama

People can be forgiven for reading articles about the Pyithu Hluttaw’s decision on the proposed change to proportional representation, or PR, with a sense of bewilderment.

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Escape the madding crowd

It’s good news week. You may remember the hit song of that name by the British pop group, Hedgehoppers Anonymous.

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The message John Kerry must give to Myanmar’s leaders

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit.US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit.

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Is this the world’s wordiest ceasefire?

At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it’s hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar’s draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world’s lengthiest ceasefire deal.

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Singapore: the good, the bad and the sad

Sitting in a pleasant watering hole last week, no fewer than three people assured me that the media in Singapore is the most heavily censored in the region.

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Taking on Muslim-owned media

Communal, or religious, violence started breaking out in 2012, shortly after President U Thein Sein’s government took office.


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