Thursday, September 21, 2017

It is time for local NGOs to grow up and boost capacity

Myanmar is blessed with a large number of caring and dedicated locally owned and locally run non-government organisations (LNGOs).

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From carrying bamboo to book bags

In Mandalay Region’s Patheingyi township, where the base of the Shan Plateau meets the eastern edge of the central lowlands, lies the village of Shwe Kyin Yay.

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Negotiating the future of Myanmar

Analyst Mael Raynaud on the significance of a recent meeting between President U Thein Sein, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Miles to go: Seven years on from Saffron

Having once taken on the military regime as a key figure in the Saffron Revolution, former monk Gambira is now engaged in a new battle: overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder that stems from his four years in prison, and the brutal torture he was subjected to.

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The quiet revolutionary

Daw Htar Htar is trying to buck the trend by bringing out into the open a rarely discussed topic: women’s sexuality.

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Total taps into petroleum industry

The domestic subsidiary of French oil and gas giant Total has signed new contracts to expand its existing Yadana offshore project.

 

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Health dept to be split under reform plan

Health officials say a major organisational shakeup is looming within the Ministry of Health, with the key Department of Health likely to be split into two separate departments.

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Total talking transparency through EITI

The Myanmar Times’ Aung Shin caught up with Total's Jean–Francois Lassalle to talk about Myanmar’s EITI prospects and processes. 

 

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A sign of ‘The Times’: On turning 750

Sitting in his office overlooking St Mary’s Cathedral on Bo Aung Kyaw St last week, The Myanmar Times’ editorial director, U Thiha Saw, explained how he had initially balked at joining the organisation 14 years earlier.

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Finding a lost father, from Kew to Kayin State

For 60 years, Gavin Wigginton knew almost nothing about his father, who died in Burma at the end of World War II. His search has uncovered a richer picture than he ever imagined.

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