The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police hail traffic safety campaign

Traffic police praised road users last week after road deaths and injuries fell in Mandalay District in the first seven months of 2014.

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NLD silent on petition campaign expenses

The National League for Democracy says it is unable to reveal the cost of its campaign to amend section 436 of the constitution or its sources of funding because no records were kept.

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Development fears at Pyu World Heritage sites

The Myanmar Restaurant Association is helping villagers who live near three ancient Pyu cities to develop restaurants and souvenir shops in anticipation of a rise in tourist numbers following recent international recognition of their importance.

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The trials and tribulations of a labour rights activist

Hounded in Thailand and persona non grata in Nay Pyi Taw, migrant-rights campaigner Andy Hall reflects on the past year.


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Parliament to scrutinise NLD charter change bid: speaker

Parliament could consider a petition by the National League for Democracy (NLD) calling for an end to the army’s veto on amending the constitution, the house speaker said last week.

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Charity school prompts officials to act in Mandalay

One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.

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Salvage team finds ship, but no Dhammazedi Bell

Braving fierce currents, sceptical historians and, they believe, the watchful eye of the spirit world, a team of enthusiasts has embarked on the latest attempt to salvage the Dhammazedi Bell from the murky waters of the Yangon River.

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Travellers monitored for Ebola

Travellers entering Myanmar by land, sea and air are being monitored for the deadly Ebola virus after the World Health Organisation (WHO) said last week that the scale of the outbreak was “vastly underestimated”.

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Bull elephant on rampage

Residents in a village in Kachin State are being terrorised by an elephant and say they are getting limited assistance from the government in dealing with the raging animal that has killed one person already.

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Asia’s progress marred by identity politics

How fitting it would be if the latest visit to Asia, including Myanmar, by America’s top diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of America’s first African-American president, also helped push the region to move beyond stereotypes.

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