The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

First all-Myanmar team summits Mt Hkakabo Razi

Two climbers from the Yangon University Hiking and Mountaineering Association (YHMA) successfully summitted Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State on August 31.

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Hong Kong seeks slice of growing arbitration market

A delegation from Hong Kong has visited Yangon last week to promote their territory’s business arbitration service, which helps to resolve disputes over contested commercial and industrial contracts.

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President seeks to delay state education reforms for 8 years

President U Thein Sein has proposed an amendment to a draft education law that would delay the full introduction of reforms for a further eight years, as criticism mounts that the law would be a step backward for education reform.

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Toppled! Model May Myat Noe loses crown amid theft claims

Beauty queen leaves South Korea without telling pageant organisers, who allege that she has failed to return her US$100,000 tiara.

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Roadside shops to get upgrade

Roadside food stalls are to be offered a clean-up program by the Myanmar Restaurant Association.


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Media forum to bring together ‘four pillars’ of democracy

Open government: That is the goal of a discussion to be held in October by the Ministry of Information involving parliament, the executive, the judiciary and the media.

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Police demand replica firearm owners hand in their weapons

Police have warned owners of airsoft guns - replica firearms used to play a combat simulation game known as airsoft - to hand in their weapons to police or face potential criminal charges.

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Ministry ramps up push for South Korean farm machinery

In an effort to resurrect a stalled US$100 million trade deal, the Ministry of Cooperatives has launched a series of agricultural exhibitions featuring machinery from South Korean firm Daedong that the ministry is seeking parliamentary approval to purchase.

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Poachers are plundering rare wetlands, NGO says

Human activity is damaging the ecology of one of the country’s premier wetlands sanctuaries, a leading environmental NGO has warned.

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First women graduate from officer training

The first female military officers in more than five decades graduated from training today in a ceremony attended by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

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