Monday, May 02, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Amid the flooding, a young life saved

Not yet a year old, Ma Hnin Pa Lae is so severely malnourished she weighs less than one-third of what a healthy baby her age should weigh.

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Fresh opposition for relaunched ‘new city’

A controversial Yangon expansion plan is again being picked apart in parliament for a lack of transparency over who will build it.

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Sitting MP blocked from running again

The Union Election Commission has blocked a serving MP – a self-described Rohingya from Rakhine State – from standing as a candidate in the November 8 election.

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Campaign season arrives early on the outskirts of Yangon

Has the campaign period begun? While the Union Election Commission is yet to announce the formal start of campaigning, the National League for Democracy certainly thinks so.

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NLD bans candidates from speaking to media

The National League for Democracy has barred its candidates from speaking to the media or participating in public debates, the second such gag order the party has issued since gearing up for the elections.

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Police charge junior engineer over fire at MEC gas factory

Senior officials from a military-owned gas factory have escaped police charges over an explosion and fire on August 21.

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Graffiti students launch hunger strike

Four students facing charges for allegedly spraying criticism of the National Education Law on the front of Mandalay’s Yadanarpon University.

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EU signs deal to observe election

The European Union said on August 21 that it has agreed to send observers to historic upcoming Myanmar elections in an effort to “strengthen democracy”.

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Displaced families face fresh hardships

A ‘model village’ built by the government offers little improvement in living standards for several hundred families displaced by conflict in Kachin State.

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Speaker bids tearful farewell to Zeyathiri

After weeks of high-stakes political battles, Thura U Shwe Mann makes symbolic visit to military-dominated constituency to highlight his grassroots support.

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