The Myanmar Times
Friday, 30 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Scholarship winner headed to Australia

A local medical student is set to begin post-graduate studies in Perth, Australia, next month after being chosen as the inaugural recipient of a new scholarship for Myanmar students by mining giant Woodside.

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The bell tolls for a new search team

Four months after the latest search for the fabled Dhammazedi Bell resulted in claims of discovery, revelations of failure and accusations of fundraising fraud, a new team is having a go at the nation’s favourite treasure-hunt.

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Student march passes police block

Myanmar police briefly blocked the path of a major student protest march in a remote central region on January 27 as the government said it wanted to prevent "instability".

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Ancient silver pieces found in Mon State

Renovations are usually a money pit, but for one homeowner in Mon State they’ve turned up a valuable find.

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Nay Pyi Taw Council to build more staff housing

Nay Pyi Taw Council is to spend K20 billion (US$19.5 million) on housing for its staff, says council member U Kan Chun. The funds were not included in the original budget estimates for financial 2015-2016, but will come from a capital expenditure grant from the Union Financial Commission.

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NLD publication to relaunch as weekly paper amid circulation woes

Apparently gearing up for the general election later this year, the National League for Democracy will relaunch its party publication, D.Wave, in a bid to address declining circulation.

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Bill proposes change to sections 59(f), 436

A constitution amendment bill expected to go before parliament within days will propose amending section 59(f) and section 436 as opposition parties have suggested, according to a member of the committee that drafted the bill.

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Youth centre in line for Union Day launch

A national youth centre could open as early as Union Day, February 12, the government has announced. Addressing civil society organisations at Myanmar Peace Center last week, Minister for the President’s Office U Aung Min said he looked forward to opening the Union Youth Centre as soon as possible.

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Cruise tourism hits record highs

A surge in the number of ocean cruise liners visiting Myanmar last year has spurred calls for a dedicated terminal where passenger ships could dock.

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Myanmar and Ethiopia to establish diplomatic ties

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will become the 13th nation to proclaim ties with Myanmar under the U Thein Sein government – and the 116th overall. U Tin Oo Lwin, deputy minister for foreign affairs, made the announcement to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on January 22.

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