The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hluttaw silent on religious violence

After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained similarly unclear.

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Myanmar police train with Bangladeshi counterparts in US

A joint delegation of police officers from Myanmar and Bangladesh have returned from a training course in the United States focused on improving border security.

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Criticism over slow response to fake rape claim

Some Mandalay residents have criticised the government for being too slow to respond to rumours that sparked recent violence in the city, after state media reported on July 20 that allegations of rape against Muslim teashop owners had been fabricated.

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Green growth dialogue launched

The British government has launched a program aimed at bringing together international experts and “key actors” in Myanmar to discuss environmental challenges and possible solutions. 

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NLD plans protest over member’s killing

National League for Democracy officials plan to protest the police force’s failure to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of a party member in Hopong township in June.

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Govt reveals spending on flood prevention

The government has spent more than K21 billion (US$21.65 million) to undertake flood prevention measures this rainy season, the president has told parliament.

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Ministry falls behind on midwife recruitment target

At least 20,000 more volunteer midwives need to be recruited and trained in the next year in order for the Ministry of Health’s to reach a 2015 target aimed at reducing maternal mortality, officials say.

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K10 billion jade pagoda nears completion

The Kyauksein (Jade) Pagoda in Amarapura township includes more than 10,000 tonnes of jade and is being built at an estimated cost of K10 billion (US$10.3 million).

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Judge rules against NLD rep over paternity claim

A judge in Pyin Oo Lwin has ruled in favour of a woman who says a National League for Democracy politician is the father of her 16-year-old son.

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Police chiefs promise hard line on curfew extortion

Mandalay police chiefs have promised stiff penalties for police found to be extorting money from the public during curfew, which was imposed following communal unrest on July 1. 

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