The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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A roving pontiff for a far-flung flock

Bill O'Toole sat down with Pope Karekin, the supreme patriarch of the Armenian Church, during his recent visit to Myanmar.

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Milk powder firms reined in

State health staff who promote milk powder products to parents of infants could face legal action under a recently introduced regulation, a senior Ministry of Health official says.

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Saya Min Theinkha and The Lady’s destiny

While serving a life sentence in Insein Prison for his role in the 1988 uprising, the noted author and astrologer Min Theinkha made a bold prediction about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s presidential chances.

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With election looming, has YCDC stacked the deck?

Last month, the Yangon Region Hluttaw made rare headlines when opposition MP Daw Nyo Nyo Thin proposed the city’s municipal body, the Yangon City Development Committee, be abolished and reformed.

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Coal: the new power battleground

Asia World’s plan to build a coal-fired power plant on the fringes of the Ayeyarwady delta has divided the area's residents, with some welcoming the much-needed infrastructure and jobs, while others fear the effects of pollution.

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Youths erect anti-drug roadblocks

Villagers in northern Shan State have formed “drug combat teams” to catch drug smugglers and hand them over to police.

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