The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt targets April for land-use policy

Drafting process must include all stakeholders and policy should focus on protecting smallholder farmers, civil society network says

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Network to tackle slow community forestry development

A plan to give forests back to local residents took another step forward this week as environmentalists announced that a network for national-level community forestry would be formed by the end of this year.

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Cruise company launches new vessel

Irrawady Princess River Cruise has launched a new vessel to cope with growing demand from tourists for river journeys along Myanmar’s waterways.

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Poverty driving farmers to opium: official

Increasing poppy cultivation is a reflection of the limited livelihood options open to farmers in border areas, a high-ranking member of the Myanmar police force said this week.

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SN Goenka, a son of Myanmar

The leading teacher of Vipassana, or insight, meditation passed away on September 29 in Mumbai, India, at the age of 90.

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Ten-year plan to ‘transform’ status of women

The government has adopted a 10-year action plan to raise the status of women, launching the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women, or NSPAW, in Nay Pyi Taw on October 3.

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"The police let them burn our homes"

As Thandwe reels following the anti-Muslim mob violence that claimed five lives, some locals say security forces allowed it to happen.

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Tales of brutal violence emerge from Thabuchai

Muslim and Buddhist residents have lived side-by-side in Thandwe’s Thabuchai village for generations, but that peace was shattered on October 2.

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Ford opens up in Yangon

Ford Motor Co officially opened its first authorised dealership in Myanmar on October 4, joining a rush to set up shop as the West rolls back sanctions. 

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Speaker pledges "support" for Rakhine people

Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has the praised ethnic Rakhine for "safeguarding Myanmar’s western border", as Rakhine representatives call for the scrapping of temporary ID cards and the right to form a people’s militia.

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