The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Two pedestrians killed in wild hit-run crash

A man is facing charges of culpable homicide and rash driving after allegedly killing two pedestrians who were sitting on a traffic island on Sule Pagoda Road.

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U Ye Htut nominated for information minister post

President U Thein Sein has nominated Deputy Minister for Information U Ye Htut as the new minister for information, in the wake of two ministerial resignations.

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The nationwide ceasefire agreement at a glance

At 20 pages, with seven chapters and about 120 different points, it’s hard not to agree with the international conflict resolution expert who recently called Myanmar’s draft nationwide ceasefire agreement as the world’s lengthiest ceasefire deal.

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The 'R' word: Govt warns new UN rights rapporteur

The government has cautioned a senior UN official over her use of the word “Rohingya”, warning that continued use of the term could hinder efforts to address humanitarian and rights issues in Rakhine State.

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Something to prove: Hkakabo Razi assault begins this week

Nine members of the Yangon Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association have their sights set on climbing Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State, hoping to settle the debate on whether or not it is Southeast Asia's tallest mountain.


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Only half of the new social security schemes are working, minister admits

The government has implemented only half of the social security systems mandated under a law enacted in April, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.

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Sangha committee avoids confrontation over Dala monastery

The Yangon Region religious authorities have warned a prominent sayadaw that they will remove him from his monastery by force if he does not follow marching orders, however they say they are yet to act as they do not want a repeat of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid.

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Govt urges Singapore, HK to sign agreements on domestic workers

Myanmar wants better protections put in place before it resumes issuing overseas work permits to women so they can find jobs as domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.

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Home Affairs seeks to remedy border concerns

The department for hom eaffairs is forming legislation to allow its border police force to tackle issues along the Bangladesh border in northern Rakhine, with officials confirming local militias have received firearms training.

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Rakhine IDP camp conditions 'deplorable'

A senior United Nations official says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) should be allowed to resume work in Rakhine State without hindrance, as she warned that health conditions in Rakhine State IDP camps have become “deplorable”.

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