The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

India introduces tourist visa on arrival

A recently introduced electronic visa on arrival for visitors to India will have only a limited impact for Myanmar travellers until the service is made available at Gaya airport, the gateway to the Bodhgaya pilgrimage site, tour operators say. 

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Domestic workers head to HK despite govt ban

A local employment agency is still sending Myanmar women to Hong Kong as domestic workers despite a government ban, labour activists say. Labour Rights Clinic says it has reported the case to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Low turnout for Mandalay judiciary protest

Mandalay-based political groups staged a protest against judicial bias last week but failed to attract anywhere near the 100 demonstrators they had expected.

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Aid stalls in Kachin

The United Nations says it had been unable to reach thousands of displaced people in rebel-held areas of Myanmar's war-torn northern Kachin state for two months as soaring tensions after recent clashes raise international alarm.

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MCDC plans cheap apartments for eviction victims

Families evicted by municipal authorities in Mandalay for the visit of Norwegian royals could soon be offered cheap apartments in an apparent effort by Mandalay City Development Committee to make amends for the public relations disaster.

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Accusations fly over rights commission investigation

In an open letter to President U Thein Sein, the widow of the journalist shot by the army has denounced the report of the official investigation into his death.

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Domestic violence victims afraid to speak out

Women beaten by their husbands in their own home have nowhere to turn, a women’s advocacy organisation says.

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Forty years on, fresh images emerge of U Thant’s funeral

A prominent photographer recounts his dangerous mission to document student efforts to honour the former UN secretary-general in 1974.

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B&Bs to shake up tourism sector

A planned bed and breakfast policy would spread tourism income more equitably – but advocates most overcome vested interests and security fears.

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Police seize sports cars amid crackdown

Yangon Region police seized 52 sports cars between December 5 and 7 as part of a crackdown on reckless driving and the use of noisy power exhausts.

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