The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

VP makes health fund appeal

Progression toward universal healthcare could be slowed by shortage of funds, a health conference in Nay Pyi Taw heard on July 28.

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Body of late sayadaw to be displayed until Thadingyut

The remains of prominent monk Kyaik Hti Saung Sayadaw, who passed away over the weekend, will be preserved and put on display for three months, until the full moon of Thadingyut, his followers said yesterday.

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Extreme weather: the new normal for Myanmar farmers

Recent flooding highlights the climactic challenges that upper Myanmar farmers are now facing on a regular basis.

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Severe weather likely to continue

Severe weather is expected to persist in parts of the country until the weekend, forecasters say.

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Police make record US$106 million drug bust

Yangon police say they have made the country’s largest-ever seizure of narcotics, valuing 2.67 tonnes of methamphetamine tablets found in the back of a truck parked on the city’s outskirts at more than US$100 million.

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Eyes on Rakhine State as chief minister enters election fray

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn will run for a seat in the Rakhine State Hluttaw, in a move that will likely fuel speculation that he is being lined up for a second tilt at the state’s top job.

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Ethnic armed leaders discuss ceasefire

Leaders of 15 of Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups are expected to wrap up discussions with their team of negotiators in Chiang Mai today, ahead of the planned resumption of nationwide ceasefire talks with the government in Yangon next week.

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Myanmar migrants nickled and dimed in Thailand

Migrant rights groups yesterday slammed the latest strategy to regularise undocumented Myanmar workers in Thailand as a money-making scheme.

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Myanmar trafficking rank disappoints observers

The annual US Trafficking in Persons report was received yesterday with dismay by human rights experts, who allege that some of the worst offenders – including Myanmar – were let off the hook, despite doing little to better their abysmal records of contributing to modern-day slavery.

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Vendors fear rising costs at Taungbyone festival

One of Myanmar’s most famous traditional festivals is plagued by rising costs, local shopkeepers are complaining.

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