Opinion

Interpol to discuss IS at Bali assembly

Jakarta Post/Asia News Network
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The spread of the Islamic State movement in Asia Pacific becomes one of the main agenda at the 85th International Police (Interpol) General Assembly in Bali.
 

Myanmar, one year after the Nov 8 polls

Eleven Media/ Asia News Network
November 8, the United States will host an intriguing election. As the date draws closer, the results of the election appear harder to forecast.
 
In previous weeks, the likelihood of a victory by US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared almost certain.
 

He’s still with us

YANGON – Many students have made sacrifices to create a more democratic Myanmar over the past several decades.

Myanmar’s Bago palace needs proper maintenance

YANGON - One of Myanmar showcases, especially for visitors on a-day trip from Yangon, is the reconstructed Kanbawzathadi Palace in Bago.

But a visit to this famous site first built by King Bayintnaung in AD1553 would likely disappoint the visitors with fetish smell and unclean surrounding.

Setting the tone for Asean’s future

“I am a peaceful man now after the Asean,” said Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte upon his return this weekend from the Asean Summit in Laos.

“I don't want to pick a fight with any nation. I only want to be at peace with everybody. Doing business with everybody," he added.

The Thanlwin River – a victim of misdirected electric power

The Myanmar government is trying to focus on generating electricity from cost-effective water resources to meet local demand for electricity.

The public does not accept the Myitsone dam project as a way to generate hydroelectric power from the Ayeyawady River, nor does it accept coal-fired power projects. When it comes to gas-fired power projects, gas from the existing projects is not enough for domestic consumption as it is being excessively produced for export purposes.  Besides, natural gas has a high production cost.

Want to question the government…

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I happened to read an article entitled "The Myitsone project and hydro-power project" written by Han Thar Myint in the August 22 issue of D Wave Journal.

Aspiring to hidden govt

Aung San Suu Kyi told the Forum 2000 Conference in September 2013 in the Czech Republic that the best governments go about their business without being noticed.

Speaking under former president Thein Sein’s administration, she spelled out what she hoped for in Myanmar.

A 500 billion political land mine and Myanmar’s gaping budget

A 500 billion political land mine and Myanmar’s gaping budget

Growth retardation of the agricultural sector connects too many aspects of economy issues such as lack of investment, lack of industrialization, obstacles in producing and distribution of goods, high unemployment rates, etc.

It is a high priority economic policy that the new government must endeavor to implement as the development of the agricultural sector directly influences rural development.

Note from Dr. Than Htut Aung, CEO of Eleven Media Group

Two years ago, the question is asked to then President U Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing whether they will keep holding on power. Back then, it was not easy to ask such a strong question. It can still be seen how strong and straightforward the question was. NLD and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi supporters need to understand we are doing our work. NLD government and its supporters need to expect criticisms and suggestions.