The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Confusion following charter change delay announcement

Opposition parties have reacted with shock and confusion to the announcement by the powerful hluttaw speaker, Thura U Shwe Mann, that no amendments will be made to the constitution until after next year’s elections.

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Nay Pyi Taw boosts Rakhine border budget amid security, abuse fears

The national parliament has approved a massive increase in funding for security on the border between Rakhine State and Bangladesh, amid growing concerns about insurgent and possibly terrorist activity in the area.

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Police agree to investigate dam construction company

Police have agreed to investigate allegations from residents of a village in rural Mandalay Region that a flash flood in September that left three dead was caused by the failure of a nearby dam.

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Myanmar murder accused remanded again

Koh Samui district court in Thailand has allowed Thai police to continue to hold two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a British couple.

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Military to meet Press Council again

The Myanmar Press Council (Interim) was scheduled to meet the Ministry of Defence over the weekend to discuss the military’s plan to disseminate information to journalists.

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Electoral roll overhaul begins in Yangon

Voter registration for next year’s general election started last week in Yangon Region, with electoral officials launching a scrutiny of voter rolls in the region’s 10 least-populated townships.

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Investigation confirms Ko Par Gyi was a freelance journalist

The Myanmar National Human Right Commission team investigating the death of Ko Par Gyi has confirmed he was working as a freelance journalist when he was killed in Mon State last month, despite claims from the government and Tatmadaw that he was a communications officer for an armed ethnic group.

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KIA accuses Tatmadaw of shelling academy, killing 23

The Kachin Independence Army has threatened to break off peace negotiations after accusing the Tatmadaw of killing 23 people in an artillery attack on its military academy near Laiza.

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Former ag minister criticises misuse of farmland, questions food security

Former Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Htay Oo has decried the growing problem of illegal subdividing of farmland, particularly in urban fringe areas.

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NLD concedes 59F won't change ahead before 2015 elections

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has conceded it cannot win its fight to change a constitution that bars her from Myanmar's presidency, following a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.

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