The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Election boycotts: never a good idea

Roger Mitton on why election boycotts are generally ill-advised, as alliances shift in Thailand's ongoing political unrest.

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Australia and ASEAN: a prospering partnership

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop on strengthening ties in the ASEAN bloc, following her most recent visit to Southeast Asia.

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Press freedom under assault

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for protection of journalists and freedom of expression on World Press Freedom Day.

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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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