Opinion

Time to accelerate educational reforms for further growth

We were most interested to learn that a new university will be established in Nay Pyi Taw to provide tertiary education in Myanmar. It has been forecast that the new university will be established within five years.

The Myanmar-China dilemma

Translated by Thet Mon Htun, Kywe Wa Dana Tun

Tax U-turns breed uncertainty

The government's plan to introduce tax on interest earned on savings accounts nationwide has caused anxiety. 
 
The announcement followed an imposition of a 3-per-cent tax on gold purchases, another common savings tool.
 
The plans is seen as throwing oil on the fire as the economy is far from healthy with low growth and high inflation. 
 

Interpol to discuss IS at Bali assembly

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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

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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.