The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Birth control pulled from shelves on police orders

A Police force “special project” to reduce sexual crime during Thingyan has resulted in registered contraceptive pills – and even condoms – being pulled from shelves, in a move health professionals say is highly misguided.

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Six-way talks should result in agreement, says Daw Suu

The country needs “good agreements” to come out of talks starting today between the government and opposition, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday, as she reiterated her refusal to commit her National League for Democracy to taking part in parliamentary elections in November.

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NLD tightens discipline over joining protests

The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has instructed its members to seek approval if they intend to take part in protests in the name of the party.

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Universities prepare charters ahead of next academic year

University charters that the government says will guarantee higher education institutions autonomy are being written for introduction later this year.

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Pilgrimage numbers rise

The number of locals on domestic pilgrimage tours during the 2014-15 season is expected to reach 4.8 million, a huge increase over the previous year but just short of the 5 million predicted by the Domestic Pilgrimage and Tour Operator Association.

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Commission to report findings on ferry sinking

A commission formed by Rakhine State Hluttaw MPs to examine the sinking of the Aung Takon 3 ferry near Mye-bon last month is expected to submit its findings today, members said.

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Professional bartender stirs up Yangon’s cocktail scene

Twenty members of the Myanmar Bartenders Association (MBA) received training in Yangon on April 8 from Brandon Grusd, a finalist in the 2012 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

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After delays, police order GPS on buses

Despite scepticism from drivers and bus line owners, the Spy in the Cab is coming. Transport authorities say no bus or truck will be allowed on the highway after May 1 unless it has been fitted with the Telematics GPS system.

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Mandalay vote to hit new electoral low

Little interest, few candidates and seven-month terms of office have many asking why municipal authorities are holding a vote.

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Candidate flies flag for Mandalay women

Daw Khin Lay Myint is well-known in Mandalay; a prominent fixture at most civil society-organised social events. She’s used to leading from the front, with her trademark enthusiasm.

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