The Myanmar Times
Monday, 21 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

U Tay Za backs first Myanmar Everest summit attempt

The flag of Myanmar may soon flutter from the world’s highest peak, thanks to the largesse of tycoon U Tay Za.

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Obama to make return visit in 2014

United States President Barack Obama will return to Myanmar later this year, a senior State Department official says.

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Government accuses UK of interfering in Rakhine

Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has accused Britain of interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs after it summoned the Myanmar ambassador in an effort to convince the government to allow humanitarian aid activities to resume in Rakhine State.

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Actor Ye Dike sentenced to six years

Actor Ye Dike has been slapped with a six-year jail term for possession that authorities say should serve as a deterrent to others in the industry engaged in drug use.


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Wa will decide to take part in nationwide ceasefire

The United Wa State Party, which controls the country's largest ethnic army, will soon decide whether to participate in nationwide ceasefire talks along with other armed ethnic groups, a spokesperson said.

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DVB reporter goes to jail for one year

Media figures have slammed what they call an outrageous and unfair decision to jail a reporter for covering a dispute on education department premises.

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Daw Suu refuses to meet land protesters

A second land protest has taken place outside Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's University Avenue home - although this time the National League for Democracy leader refused to meet with the demonstrators, citing ill health.

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Car import rules helping law-breakers escape police

Eased restrictions on car imports make it easier to break the law- and harder to be caught, officials say.



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FDA halts imports of ‘cell food’ after ads tout medical properties

Health authorities have temporarily suspended a local firm's licence to distribute an imported "cell food" product after finding it had been misleadingly advertised as a medical cure-all.

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UK summons ambassador over Rakhine aid blocks

The United Kingdom has summoned the Myanmar ambassador in London to urge the government to allow humanitarian aid activities to resume in Rakhine State.

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