The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sangha to crack down on bogus monks

Senior clergy have launched a crackdown on mendicants who masquerade as monks to solicit money and food from passers-by, as well as abbots who send novices across the city to collect alms in popular tourist areas.

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Electoral reform body submits second report

Which way to true democracy? The report of the electoral review commission set up to advise parliament on the voting system to be used in next year’s general election contains eight possible paths. Now MPs will have to choose which to follow.

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EU stands by UN resolution

The EU has refused to back away from plans to submit a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly on Myanmar’s human rights record, despite President U Thein Sein’s insistence that they are no longer needed.

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Voter registration begins this week

A year-long voter registration program will begin this week, the Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced.

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Parties given two months to oust non-citizens

Political parties will have a little over two months to ensure they comply with new rules that ban them from accepting non-citizens as members, says Union Election Commission chairman U Tin Aye.

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Voters to stamp ballots once again

Voters will mark their choice in next year’s general election by stamping the appropriate box, rather than making a tick or cross with a pen, the Union Election Commission has decided. Officials say the reason for the change is to reduce complaints of ambiguity.

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UEC extends campaign period but no let-up on event restrictions

The Union Election Commission has promised to extend the election campaign period from 30 to 60 days at the request of opposition parties but insisted that other restrictions on campaigning are needed to prevent unrest.

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Myanmar Medical Council to review Victoria Hospital malpractice complaint

The MMCl is yet to consider a malpractice complaint against a prominent obstetrician and gynaecologist and private hospital, after the death of a newborn child earlier this month.

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Information minister to raise journalists’ case with president

Minister for Information U Ye Htut has promised to raise the case of five journalists jailed on incitement charges with President U Thein Sein. 

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Pyin Oo Lwin accused opposes venue change

A farmers’ rights advocate who stands accused of disturbing the peace told a Pyin Oo Lwin courtroom on October 20 shifting his case to Mandalay would hamper his defence.

 

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