The Myanmar Times
Friday, 29 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Strong monsoon revival forecast for early June

The flagging monsoon will be back with renewed force next week, meteorologists warn. After reaching the delta on May 20, the monsoon weakened in the last week of May, bathing Yangon in unseasonable sunshine.

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Villages disappear due to illegal gold mining

Gold-mining companies are leaving a trail of toxic destruction behind them as they scour the Chindwin River’s banks for treasure, an MP has warned.

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Pensions for disabled soldiers enumerated

Soldiers wounded in combat may be entitled to four different kinds of pension, the upper house of parliament heard on May 27.

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Magwe committee disputes voter list

A civil society organisation in Magwe Region claims to have found major discrepancies between the voters’ list prepared by the Union Electoral Commission and their own research.

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NLD shuns 1990 election ceremony

Prominent NLD leaders were absent from a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the 1990 elections annulled by the military.

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No sign of amending constitution, says 88 Generation

The opposition National League for Democracy and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society both slammed the government yesterday for its lack of progress on constitutional reform despite popular support for the changes demonstrated during a massive campaign last year.

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Nationalists say no to foreign pressure

Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.

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Cardinal urges compassion for boat people

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo yesterday made a powerful appeal to the government and the Buddhist community not to allow “a handful of merchants of hatred” to destroy the country’s tradition of compassion as migrants fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh die at sea “unwept” and “unsung”.

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After disaster, recruiters keep tight fist on compensation funds

The seamen’s union is ready to take recruiters to court over unpaid compensation and wages for fishermen who survived the sinking of their freezer trawler last month, representatives said yesterday.

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Australia drains health fund’s budget

Australia has pulled the plug on contributions to the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund, emptying the health consortium of tens of millions of dollars amid the largest single slashing of the country’s foreign aid budget in history.

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