The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Ministries owe "more than $500 million"

Government ministries have outstanding debts amounting to more than US$500 million, a report prepared by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Public Account Joint Committee and read to parliament on July 16 showed.

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U San Sint meets family, charged with sedition

An additional charge of sedition has been filed against former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, who was allowed to meet his family for the first time since his June 19 arrest at a court hearing.

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Mandalay rape claims false, says state media

Myanmar's latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported on July 20.

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Facebook standards marked for translation

Facebook will expedite the translation of its community standards and guidelines into Myanmar language, in an effort to combat online hate speech following deadly unrest in Mandalay earlier this month.

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First independent journalism institute opens in Yangon

The country’s first independent journalism institute has opened in Yangon, offering part-time courses to media professionals with full-time courses set to begin in December.

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SSA-N to blame for fighting, says vice minister

A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace agreement.

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Speaker calls on peacemakers to put civilians first

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has urged stakeholders in the peace process to protect civilians through their actions, rather than their own interests, following repeated clashes between the Tatmadaw and various armed groups.

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