The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Old identity, new identification for Mandalay minorities

For a long time, many in Myanmar have held two affiliations – what it says on their national registration cards and what it says in their hearts.

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YCDC backflips on car parking charges

Yangon City Development Committee has reversed a decision to do away with parking fees across the city after just one year.

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Labour activists decry government ‘interference’

Labour rights activists have accused the government of interfering in the process of selecting representatives for the country’s workers in an international conference.

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Sri Ksetra treasures to go on display abroad for the first time

A landmark exhibition opens in New York next week exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia and introducing to the outside world the first treasures from Myanmar seen abroad.


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Pickup prices slashed in latest import tax change

Dual-cab pickup trucks have emerged as the key beneficiary of the latest round of the Ministry of Commerce’s tax cuts on vehicle imports, say industry sources.

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Thangyat groups flout municipal order on programs

Mandalay’s Thingyan entertainment troupes are refusing to submit their performances to a committee set up by the city to vet their content.

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Drop in fish stocks a threat to rare dolphin

The government plans to release farmed fish into the Ayeyarwady River to protect both the Irrawaddy dolphins and their unique practice of fishing cooperatively with fishermen in Mandalay Region, the Department of Fisheries said last month.

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Bus ticket prices soar as festival nears

In another annual tradition, highway bus lines hike fares for seats during water festival and government does little to stop them.

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British Council launches $7 million English project

A two-year project to develop English language teaching will see 50 language teachers from the UK spreading out to work in schools across Myanmar as part of an agreement between the British Council and the Ministry of Education.

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In the shadow of the census, a health emergency unfolds

Sunday, March 30: Mah-moud Thrakis, 5, died without medical care after suffering post-appendix operation complications.


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