The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Small agreements after Myitkyina meeting

Ethnic  leaders and government peace negotiators have ended two days of talks in Myitkyina without a date for a nationwide ceasefire ceremony but with an agreement to sign a ceasefire before settling a framework for political dialogue.


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Dozens of Rohingya missing following boat capsize

A boat carrying almost 70 Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing sectarian tensions capsized Sunday off Myanmar's coast, police said, leaving dozens missing in treacherous seas.

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Great expectations: UN optimistic about peace talks

The United Nations Special Adviser on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, has told the media he has “very high expectations" for the peace dialogue between the government and armed ethnic groups at the conclusion of the first day of talks.

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International outcry over latest violence in Kachin State

Both the United Nations and the United States embassy in Yangon have condemned recent clashes in Kachin State’s Mansi township and have called for an immediate end to hostilities.

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US embassy a secret listening post: NSA documents

The United States embassy in Yangon is the site of an electronic surveillance facility used to monitor telephones and communications networks, according to media reports citing documents published by Germany’s Der Spiegel on October 29.

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The nationwide ceasefire: Myanmar’s road to peace

The signing of the nationwide ceasefire will usher in the long-awaited dialogue process aimed at negotiating a political settlement to the country’s decade-old conflicts.

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One killed, five injured at army-run cement factory

One worker has been killed and five others, including a 14-year-old boy, seriously injured in an accident at a cement factory in Kayin State run by army-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation, an engineer from the factory has told The Myanmar Times.

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Two state hotels tendered, again

The Ministry of Hotel and Tourism has conducted a new tender for Thiri Myaing Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin and Chaungtha New Beach Hotel.


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Hluttaw hears complaints

The Mandalay Region Hluttaw received 94 complaints or petitions from residents this year, most of them related to farmland disputes, court judgments, religious affairs and problems with municipal departments, a hluttaw working committee report says.

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People’s Forum looks to donors for funding

Organisers of next year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum are seeking international support to hold the events as the government has indicated it will not help to cover costs.

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