The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Open roads: fighting the city’s traffic woes

As head of the city’s traffic police force, Police Lieutenant Colonel Linn Htut has one of the most unenviable jobs in Yangon.

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Will Karen National Union stay in UNFC?

A split in the body representing ethnic armed groups has raised fears of a delay in the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement.

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In mountains near Nay Pyi Taw, a test case for hydropower sector

The success – or failure – of the newly built town of Paunglaung is likely to guide future resettlement projects in Myanmar.

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Behind the walls of Insein

The Myanmar Times takes an up-close look at Yangon's notorious Insein Prison, and the impact of reforms at the institution.

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Down and out in Yangon

The city’s homeless population struggles to hang on with limited resources and support, finding solidarity with friends and shelter on the urban fringes.

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Decades-old federalism debate enters new phase

In recent weeks, both government and ethnic armed groups have revealed elements of their respective agendas for Myanmar’s long-promised political dialogue, which aims to end decades of conflict between the central government and insurgent groups.

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Floating hotel in hot water over ‘kneel-down’ service

Yangon’s new colonial cruise liner-themed hotel has quickly steamed into trouble after a publicity photo depicted some of its staff prostrating themselves before a group of guests, prompting some staff to resign.

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Speaker seeks middle ground on proportional representation

At the end of three days of tense discussion about the proposed introduction of proportional representation for Pyithu Hluttaw, or lower house, seats in the seven regions dominated by the ethnic Bamar, speaker Thura U Shwe Mann asked representatives for their opinion on the proposal.

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