Opinion

(U) Si Thu Aung Myint and men of well-organized agendas

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Mizzima daily’s columnist (U) Sithu Aung Myint wrote an article in his newspaper issued on February 14.

The title of the article is named “Media and personal attack”. His writing set a target for Dr Than Htut Aung, the CEO of Eleven Media Group. Sithu Aung Myint based on the article of “Ye Htut..., Don’t run along with a rabbit ccompanying a dog” that I wrote in The Daily Eleven newspaper issued on February 5. 

Non-corporate tax dodgers rampant

Paying tax is a responsibility of every citizen, be they individual or corporate.

Yet, in Myanmar which has been running budget deficits since 2012, there are many who avoid paying taxes, including some restaurants.

Myanmar government recently demanded restaurants stick tax stamps on the receipts, to show that consumers already pay 5 per cent commercial tax to the government.

Myanmar migrant workers flee crackdown

Hundreds of undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in nine townships of Tak province and Mae Sot are fleeing to Myawaddy of Myanmar after the Thai police launched a crackdown early this month.

“Many workers are being arrested by the Thai police. I fled from the factory to Myawaddy when the police raided other factories. Our factory owner helped as flee,” said a worker.

A pragmatic solution must be sought

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Two young female volunteers from Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) were brutally raped and killed in Kaungkhar village, Pan Sai Township, Muse District in northern Shan State on the night of January 19.

The two teachers, both 20-year-olds, were sent there by the KBC, a religious organisation which is influential over Kachin nationals and Kachin Independence Organisation.

Students’ enthusiasm key to successful distance-learning

The Myanmar government endorses different types of education systems, including basic high school, university, post-graduate diploma, and distance-education. 

Many students now attend distance-learning courses. Yet, like a coin with two sides, distance-learning has its pros and cons. 

Message to Ban Ki-moon and Yanghee Lee; The problem is not between Rakhines and Bengalis

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Whenever UN's special envoys arrive in Myanmar, they have always provoked Bengali Rohingya problems. After criticizing them and watching them for a long time, it may be assumed that their words and movements are done intentionally.

In last year Asean Summit held in November, 2014, United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon attended it. He only highlighted Bengali issue and went back.

I will tell the real truth (21)

(1) When we were young, we thought it took very long for a year to pass. It was a long wait for New Year or Thingyan (Myanmar New Year). Now that I have aged, a year is so fast. The trip is long, yet the way back is short. It is natural. Our days are passing without our notice. Now 2015 is here. (2) It has been two years my father had passed away. I still thought it was yesterday. I still remember the time he died. December 2nd marked two year anniversary of his death. Last year, we made a donation in Tipittaka monastery in my father’s memory.