The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Peace brings plantations and displacement in Myeik hills

Villagers in a remote and mountainous part of Tanintharyi Region are claiming compensation from a joint venture company running a palm oil project on land they say was confiscated from them.

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Union Day deal highlights deep rift in the Karen National Union

Cracks have once again emerged in the ranks of the Karen National Union as a result of the group’s decision to sign the Union Day declaration on February 12.

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Teachers get help returning home from Kokang region

Teachers who have fled the heavy fighting in Kokang are to be assisted to return to their home towns, the Ministry of Education announced last week.

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Shan army urges president to open Kokang peace talks

The Shan State Army-North has written to the government urging it to open talks with Kokang rebels, as the death toll continues to rise following more than two weeks of heavy fighting in northeastern Shan State.

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Cartoon campaign aims for safer roads

Urgent measures are required to prevent more death and injury on the roads, the government has warned at the launch of an innovative campaign to improve education about road safety.

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Rare birds return to Gulf of Mottama

Conservationists say that persuading local people to be more welcoming has helped boost the number of migrating birds that winter in the Gulf of Mottama.

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Irrawaddy dolphin population declines

The population of rare Irrawaddy dolphins has declined compared to last year, according to a study just completed.

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Shwedagon museum undergoes renovation

The Shwedagon Pagoda’s board of trustees has started renovation and restoration of its museum near the west gate, said an official on the management committee.

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Walking with ghosts on the border

The formerly bustling border town of Chinshwehaw south of Laukkai has been deserted by Chinese traders and Myanmar migrant workers alike.

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Wet and not-so-wild: Officials up fines to tone down water festival

Merrymakers during this year’s Thingyan water festival will have to follow the rules – or risk losing millions, Mandalay city officials say.

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