The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

President seeks to delay state education reforms for 8 years

President U Thein Sein has proposed an amendment to a draft education law that would delay the full introduction of reforms for a further eight years, as criticism mounts that the law would be a step backward for education reform.

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May Myat Noe dethroned amid theft claims

Beauty queen leaves South Korea without telling pageant organisers, who allege that she has failed to return a tiara valued at US$100,000.

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Street vendors to clean up their act

Roadside food stalls are to be offered a clean-up program by the Myanmar Restaurant Association.


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Media forum to bring together ‘four pillars’ of democracy

Open government: That is the goal of a discussion to be held in October by the Ministry of Information involving parliament, the executive, the judiciary and the media.

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Police demand replica firearm owners hand in their weapons

Police have warned owners of airsoft guns - replica firearms used to play a combat simulation game known as airsoft - to hand in their weapons to police or face potential criminal charges.

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Ministry ramps up push for South Korean farm machinery

In an effort to resurrect a stalled US$100 million trade deal, the Ministry of Cooperatives has launched a series of agricultural exhibitions featuring machinery from South Korean firm Daedong that the ministry is seeking parliamentary approval to purchase.

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Poachers are plundering rare wetlands, NGO says

Human activity is damaging the ecology of one of the country’s premier wetlands sanctuaries, a leading environmental NGO has warned.

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First women graduate from officer training

The first female military officers in more than five decades graduated from training today in a ceremony attended by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

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Census ends long-standing question on population

Decades of speculation have been brought to an end. Myanmar’s population, estimated in recent years at anywhere from 45-70 million, stands at 51,419,420, the Central Census Committee announced on August 29.

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MPs lead charge as critics slam city plan

The Yangon Region government’s proposal for a massive city expansion project with a mysterious public company linked to Chinese interests has sparked intense debate.

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