The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Medical gap threatens lives in Rakhine

Residents of the Aung Mingalar IDP camp in Sittwe are already feeling the effects of a government decision to ban MSF from Rakhine State.


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Myitsone dam bad idea

Large  hydropower dams such as Myanmar's Myitsone are less economically viable and have a more significant social and environmental impact than smaller projects  say Oxford researchers.

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Journalist visa clampdown "not linked" to Rakhine coverage

A recent tightening of the government’s visa policy for foreign journalists in Myanmar is not linked to coverage of sectarian violence, government spokesperson U Ye Htut insists.

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NLD partners with NGO on laboratory

Norwegian group the Worldview International Foundation has set up an orchid culture laboratory in Yangon under a joint project with the NLD’s Environmental Conservation Committee to preserve rare Myanmar orchids.

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Monks plan changes to Sangha rules

More than 2500 members of Myanmar’s nine recognised Buddhist orders will meet in May to review the rules that the country’s monks must abide by.

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Verdict in defamation case delayed – again

A verdict in the defamation case brought against a senior reporter from The Myanmar Times has been delayed for a second time.

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USDP election defeat "would not affect peace process"

A loss by the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party in the 2015 general election would not be a setback for Myanmar’s peace process or transition to democracy, says Thura U Shwe Mann.

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BIMSTEC aims for free trade agreement

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will accelerate its social and economic cooperation while combating terrorism and transnational crime.

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Orchid smuggling putting rare species at risk, warn experts

For the past 20 years illegal traders have been looting native wild orchids from the country’s forests, putting the entire species at risk, say experts.

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Mandalay aged care facility to expand

A Mandalay social organisation plans to accept more elderly into its care facility in Chan Mya Tharsi township.


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