Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

KNPP-backed conference hits the road in Kayah

It may not have contested a single seat in the election, but the Karenni National Progressive Party is intent on shaping Kayah State’s future in the coming government.

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Union Election Commission: The other big election winner

The final results of the November 8 election are almost in and the National League for Democracy has achieved a crushing majority.

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Tensions rise over Wa army’s pre-election ‘summit’

A pre-election summit of armed ethnic groups called by the United Wa State Army at its Pangkham stronghold is raising government and military concerns, particularly over China’s hidden hand across the border.

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Labour disputes rise as factories cut back

The government’s decision to set K3600 as the minimum wage has not prevented labour unrest, according to officials, union representatives and employers.

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Shape up or ship out: Ministry warns agents to clean up act

Ministry of Transport says exploitation of prospective sailors must stop after signing of Maritime Labour Convention.

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Negotiating the passport office

The scene is hectic at the corner of Sayar San and Industry 1 roads in Bahan township: A steady stream of taxis pulls up and disgorges passengers among a scrum of pushy brokers, who shout out a barrage of questions aimed at the new arrivals: “Do you need to fill out a form? Do you need an extension?”

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Koh Tao accused to take the stand as defence case begins

This week Ko Zaw Lin and Ko Wai Phyo will take the stand in a court on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

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Yangon’s lost children

Fourteen-year-old Ma Ei Mon’s tidy hair and thanaka-daubed face belie her troubled past and confused reality: Barely a teenager, she could be studying at school, but she is already working and living far from home.

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Flood coordination drastically improved, but not without flaws

Aid workers say relief efforts are much better coordinated now than in any previous natural disaster to hit Myanmar thanks to the opening of the Emergency Operations Centre, while locals allege that gaps in the government-led response have left them starving.

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Workers put lives at risk inside ‘rat-hole’ coal mines

Cave-ins and other accidents are common but workers believe the high pay makes it worthwhile.

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