The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The mean streets of Hlaing Tharyar

Police in the Yangon suburb say they lack the manpower to deal with overwhelming occurrences of lawless activity in neighbourhoods populated by squatters and transients.

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Parties raise concern as details emerge on election security plan

Political parties have raised concerns over police plans to hire tens of thousands of untrained civilians to serve in a special unarmed election force that will monitor the polls.

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Hluttaw representatives push for a genuine peace deal

Parliamentarians grilled the government ceasefire negotiator yesterday, and urged him to build mutual trust with armed ethnic groups so that a genuine peace, and not just an ink-and-paper agreement, can be achieved.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi weighs in on the ceasefire

Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday urged armed ethnic organisations to quickly wrap up the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, but to also ensure that a sustainable deal is reached.

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Video submitted in model murder trial

A man accused of murdering an up-and-coming model has submitted photos and a video to court to show they had been in a relationship.

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Fighting erupts between Bangladesh, Arakan Army

A skirmish erupted along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on August 26 between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and the Arakan Army (AA) ethnic armed group, resulting in the injury of one Bangladeshi border guard.

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Parliament approves more than $300m in soft loans

Loans from the Asian Development Bank, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund and the French Development Agency will be used to improve power and water supplies, and to upgrade a stretch of the Asian Highway.

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Hluttaw closes but further session possible

Hluttaw representatives will today wrap up what may be their final session of parliament before new MPs are sworn in following the November 8 general election.

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Push on for CCTV in taxis

Yangon traffic authorities have proposed installing CCTV cameras in taxis in a bid to fight crime – but drivers will have to foot the bill.

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Concern as hunger strikers placed in solitary

Two political prisoner groups have expressed “great concern” over the treatment of four students in Mandalay’s Obo Prison arrested last month for spraying graffiti on the front of a university.

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