The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Giant bronze bell on its way to Dawei

A masterwork in bronze, the great bell cast in Mandalay for the Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda in Dawei, Tanintharyi Region, has begun its last journey.

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Ceasefire agreement still on track despite Kokang conflict

Ethnic armed groups appear to have tacitly agreed not to allow the fallout from heavy fighting in Kokang in northern Shan State to delay the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, it has emerged.

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NLD, 88 Generation to reveal plans for election

Imprisoned together for fighting for democracy, the leaders of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and the National League for Democracy have announced that they will hold a joint press conference on May 30 to set out their approach to the November elections.

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Myanmar clarifies what will happen to 208 rescued

More than 2500 people are still estimated to be adrift on the Andaman Sea trapped aboard abandoned smugglers’ boats while Myanmar and Indonesia are preparing to repatriate a combined total of almost 1000 Bangladeshi migrants recovered from similar vessels.

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Monks and nationalists plan march against boat crisis

The human tragedy unfolding over Southeast Asia’s seas could soon lead to serious political ramifications in Myanmar as Buddhist nationalists announced they will join monks and religious groups in a demonstration in Yangon tomorrow against foreign pressure to aid and repatriate Muslim Rohingya migrants.

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Malaysia begins exhuming human remains from massive network of trafficking camps

Malaysian police said yesterday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region’s migrant crisis.

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Nullified 1990 election to be commemorated

Surviving members of the parliament that never convened – the winners of the 1990 general election – will mark the 25th anniversary of the event tomorrow at the Judson Centre on Pyay Road in Yangon.

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NLD raises the possibility of changing the national flag

Critics say the new flag introduced in 2010 by the previous military regime fails to inspire feelings of national pride.

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Want to lodge a complaint? It will cost you

Tax officials in Mandalay were this week rubbing their hands in anticipation of a windfall as a result of a new law.

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Local tourism companies face online competition

Amid the good news about the rapid rise in tourism figures over the past few years there hides a small dark cloud.

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