The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fake degrees land 21 Myanmar in jail

Twenty-one Myanmar nationals have been jailed in Singapore for using false academic documents to apply for jobs, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower said last week.

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Farmers accuse Htoo Group of hogging water supply

Farmers from five villages of a Pyin Oo Lwin township have accused an agriculture company owned by Htoo Group of monopolising water sources for its orange orchard.

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Gay rights group to file complaint over abuse

A gay rights network says it will submit complaint letters to the human rights commission and parliament over allegations that police abused a group of transsexuals in Mandalay.


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Artists to hold peace festival

Artists from a number of high-profile entertainment associations plan to hold a peace festival in Yangon in late July.


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Best Western plans further expansion after Nay Pyi Taw opening

Best Western, the world’s largest hotel chain, has signed an agreement to open its second hotel in Myanmar.

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Cap set on Taungbyone stall fees

Organisers of the nat festival have set a cap on how much companies can charge stall-holders for space, after high rental fees resulted in many vendors boycotting last year’s event.

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Martyrs’ Day marked with a difference

“Salute the fallen leaders,” a voice intoned through a loudspeaker, as members of the crowd bowed their heads.



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Hundreds hold ceremony in Pyinmana

Hundreds of people last week took part in the largest Martyrs’ Day march in Pyinmana since 1989.



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Residents upbeat after Paunglaung dam relocation

More than 15,000 villagers from southern Shan State’s Pinlaung township who have been relocated for a 140-megawatt hydroelectric project say they are happy in their new homes and positive about the future.

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UN health campaign targets Rakhine

More than 5000 households in Rakhine State are being educated on maternal and child health this month.

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