The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 31 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Trouble on the Thai embassy’s doorstep

People sit in plastic chairs, their faces forlorn as they wait for the queue to slowly inch forward. Others sit on rolled out maps or sheets of newspaper, some having even slept out overnight so as to get a more advantageous place in line.

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The lion of Malaysia falls silent

Karpal Singh, a Malaysian lawyer, politician and stalwart defender of the common man, was tragically killed in a car accident on March 17.


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Immigration reform will benefit US, Asia

America has the opportunity to mend a broken system and set an example for Asia-Pacific nations that are also struggling with immigration reform, says Curtis S Chin.

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Myanmar and the ‘ripe moment’

In a book called Elusive Peace that he co-wrote and edited in 1995, I William Zartman described what he called a “ripe moment” for negotiations to end an armed conflict.


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Indonesia joins the pack against China

A remarkable strategic red line has been crossed in the past few weeks. The ramifications for this region are hard to predict but unlikely to be pleasant.


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Does the parliament stand for cronyism?

Foreign investors have many issues to consider before investing in Myanmar, including the investment laws, regulatory framework, poor infrastructure, monetary policy and political uncertainly.

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White cards: the junta’s toxic legacy

U Thein Sein’s government has a responsibility to clean up the mess created by the military regime in Rakhine, writes Sithu Aung Myint.



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The indiscreet power of the bourgeoisie

The political situation in Thailand is a mess that looks almost unsalvageable but there is a perverse logic to it, writes Roger Mitton.


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Elusive Peace: time is ripe for ceasefire

The Myanmar Peace Center's Aung Naing Oo says the time is ripe for ending armed conflict in Myanmar, with most – but not yet all – of the necessary conditions having fallen into place. 

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Political will and the peace process

There are positive signs from the peace process, but does the Tatmadaw have the political will for real change and a lasting solution?

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