Opinion

Afraid of being sandwiched

Dear Saya U Mya Tun,

It’s nearly 40 days away to hold 2015 Election. At this time, you came into my mind as you have acted as Ahlon Township election Commission Chairman since 2010 and with a good record. Therefore, I am writing this article. I thank you for sharing your experiences when you worked at the Eleven Media Group with us for a long time. It’s been a long time we have seen each other since you retirement due to your weakening eyes.

Dear Saya,

I will tell the real truth (16)

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More than a week ago, I wrote that the current Myanmar's economic, political and social agenda were showing signs vis-à-vis national reconciliation of possible backtracking.   

Saffron Revolution marks 8th anniversary

The Saffron Revolution that broke out in 2007 stunned the world and revealed the ruthlessness of the dictators.

The unreasonable hike in fuel prices during the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) regime sparked the conflict, and was opposed by a peaceful procession on August 29.

Interesting story behind the article ‘Who will be a new military chief?’

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An article was published on September 16 by the 7 Day News Journal as a cover story.

It was written by Aung Htet Paing and titled ‘Who will be the new Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services?’

The pseudonym Aung Htet Paing has never been seen in the 7 Day’s opinion pieces of politics and military.

Coincidently, the article was published at a time when the military held its regular meeting which is held once every four months.

They are wrong (2)

Ko Zaw Thet Htwe…

I do not think I need to say about these things if the police, abiding the laws, uncover the perpetrators and puppeteers involved in the attack on Dr. Than Htut Aung’s life. Now, only a brief time after escaping an attempted murder, propagandist rumors aimed to discredit him and diminish the case were spread.

They are wrong (1)

The election situation of Interim Myanmar Press Council was carried by The Standard Time daily issued on September 9 and concerned persons in MPC are going wrong as to this matter.

 I am familiar with much of these matters as I am working as part of the council. I would like to voice missteps of each concerned person candidly. Now is the crucial time for changes in the country. It is also time to make the underlying truths known to the public.

Who will handle the hell hounds on Facebook?

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Officials from the social network Facebook held a workshop with government officials last month.

Ye Htut, Information Minister and spokesperson of the President, told media in early this month that anyone who incites aggression on social media would be prosecuted and that it was a precaution against conflicts during election period.

A trap law for married men and women

The Myanmar tradition illustrates marriage “a delicate and important social matter”.

Marriage is a communal issue concerns with an individual’s conscience. Solving communal issues by means of law and order instead of conscience will only produce ill consequences.

The marital matters of the Myanmar Buddhists have been practiced in sense of traditional means back in the days, which could be said open and independent.

If the coal-fired power plants are implemented forcefully

Amid widespread criticism, local and foreign companies proceed with coal-fired power plant projects that may cause the damages to the country’s natural environments.

Experts have put their fingers on the negative impacts of the coal-fired power plants. In addition, local people have shown their oppositions to the projects. But some companies are trying to implement these projects in cooperation with the government.

Student protestors’ trial and challenges to justice

The trial of the student protestors at the Thayawady Township Court scheduled on September 1 is the15th time in the series. It is approaching six months since the protest column was dispersed brutally onMarch 10.

The proceeding is stuck at testifying the plaintiff Police Major Phone Myint, his 40-plus witnesses are leftto be summoned. The trial could span about three years at the current rate and it is yet to issue the indictment on the defenders.