The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 28 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Students expected to resume protests today

Student activists – including some recently freed from jail – will head back to the picket lines today to join a four-city demonstration demanding the release of those detained at Letpadan on March 10.

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Rakhine chief takes tough line on UN request to move IDPs

Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn says displaced Muslims can move to safer ground ahead of monsoon season if they agree to undergo citizenship verification.

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YCDC election commission calls for full voting rights

An election commission report into Yangon’s heavily criticised municipal election in December has recommended scrapping the one-vote-per-household rule and allowing all adults over the age of 18 to cast a ballot, commission head U Tin Aye said yesterday.

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Government reveals detail on planned pay rises

Bowing to demands from parliament, the government has spelled out in detail its plans to raise the pay of civil servants and military personnel.

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Minister faces land-grab accusations

Minister for Agriculture U Myint Hlaing has been embroiled in allegations that he oversaw the confiscation of thousands of acres of land while military commander in northeastern Shan State.

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Education ministry blacklists contractors

Building contractors who perform shoddy work and fall below standards while building schools will face a crackdown from the education ministry, MPs have been told.

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Rights group to submit land grabs to ICC

Myanmar’s long-standing land-grab issue is now to receive international exposure, as human rights activists prepare to file a specimen case with the International Criminal Court as a crime against humanity.

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Bus lines, passengers seek to beat the Thingyan touts

Bus lines have joined highway authorities in a clampdown on ticket touts.


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EU-backed police media unit delayed

Police say lack of expertise means they have not been able to implement plans.


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Warship to bring home detained migrants

A Myanmar warship has returned from an expo in Malaysia with an unusual cargo: 102 undocumented Myanmar migrants.

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