The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pushback on Yangon flood warnings

Taikkyi township residents are resisting Yangon regional government appeals for them to evacuate their homes as rising water levels threaten the Pann embankment.

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Bottles keep Pyay relief effort afloat

A former sailor has come to the rescue of flood victims in Pyay by building a boat out of plastic bottles.

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Rescuers race to flood zones as toll rises

Rescuers raced yesterday to help tens of thousands stranded by rooftop-high floods, as the UN warned that swollen rivers threaten more areas and large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.

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Rakhine death toll rises to 35 as government begins air drops

Three air force helicopters begin supplying villages in Rakhine State cut off by widespread monsoon flooding.

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China offers army support for relief

A Chinese army representative has offered to bolster the Tatmadaw’s disaster assistance, Chinese ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang said during a visit to heavily flooded Sagaing Region yesterday.

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UEC extends candidate deadline

Political parties have broadly welcomed the decision by the Union Election Commission to extend the deadline for the submission of candidate lists for the November 8 election – though some say it came too late.

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Hluttaw session postponed

Parliament Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has postponed the resumption of the current session due to the flooding that has devastated large swathes of upper Myanmar and Rakhine State.

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88 Generation should not break away from NLD, say analysts

Analysts say the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society should continue to work with the National League for Democracy, despite the decision of the party’s leadership not to select 88 Generation leaders as candidates in the election.

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Eight held for death threat, mugging

Police have arrested eight members of a gang that allegedly robbed a man of K70,000 after threatening to kill him.

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Police closer to major drug arrest

Police say they are closing in on an arrest over a huge drug seizure on the outskirts of Yangon last week.

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