The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

New constitution committee given to mid-2015 to finalise amendment bill

Parliamentary speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has told a recently formed constitution review committee to submit a bill to amend the constitution to parliament no later than six months before elections scheduled for late 2015.

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In Loi Tai Leng, where the battle for Shan State continues

Tim McLaughlin reports on Shan National Day, from Loi Tai Leng, the town which serves as headquarters to the Shan State Army-South.

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Activists in Malaysia on alert after latest murder

Myanmar activists in Malaysia have been placed on high alert after a former 88 Generation activist was stabbed to death in Kuala Lumpur last week.

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More ethnic groups express concern over minority codes

More ethnic groups have voiced concerns about the system of identification codes to be used in Myanmar’s first nationwide census for decades.

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President promises federal political system

President U Thein Sein has urged all ethnic groups to work together to establish a “federal system” of government.

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Squatters refuse to go as eviction date looms

Residents began nightly patrols in Dagon Seikkan township ahead of a February 16 eviction deadline as township administrator admits the likelihood of violence is high.

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‘Unity’ arrests send wrong message: US

The United States embassy in Yangon says the recent arrest of four journalists for a report on the military sends the “wrong message” to the international community about its commitment to the reform process.

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Court witnesses extracting bribes to appear: MP

A parliamentarian says some police, forensic physicians and other experts are colluding with judges to extract bribes from defendants and plaintiffs.

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Bus complaints hit a new record

Bus bosses have blamed “greedy” conductors for overcharging passengers last month after a record surge in complaints.



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Electricity law delayed

MPs have agreed to delay approval of a planned electricity law so the government can get more input from the World Bank, a leading parliamentarian says.

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