Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Under pressure on all sides, UEC reinstates 11 Muslim candidates

Eleven Muslim politicians have successfully challenged their controversial disqualification from contesting the November elections following a surprise reversal by the Union Election Commission.

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Daw Nyo Nyo Thin campaigns quietly

Nicknamed the “solo running horse” of Yangon Region parliament for her lone defiance of the ruling party, Bahan township’s independent candidate Daw Nyo Nyo Thin marched into her third day of grassroots campaigning yesterday.

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Ma Ba Tha takes aim at defamation accusations

Nationalists monks of the Ma Ba Tha association have rejected accusations of defamation levelled by the National League for Democracy, branding the party’s claims as irresponsible and aimed at destroying its efforts to protect Buddhism.

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Factory workers weary of the Arbitration Council

Factory workers have had enough of the arbitration council, the nascent, quasi-judicial body established to resolve labour disputes through mediation.

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Fire at Coca Cola warehouse

A fire possibly caused by a burning mosquito coil yesterday destroyed a Coca-Cola warehouse in an industrial zone of Yangon’s Mingalardon township, with losses estimated at over K112.5 million, according to police.

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Police officer stabbed in Mandalay

A traffic police officer was yesterday stabbed and killed after issuing a fine to a motorcyclist found driving without a licence.

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Government urged to halt alabaster mining near religious sites

Monks and local residents have joined forces to fight an alabaster mine they say is disturbing monks’ meditation and undermining their monasteries.

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Flood-hit farmers to get new loans, but no write-offs

The Ministry of Cooperatives says it is unable to write off loans to flood-hit farmers because the money needs to be repaid to China.

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NGOs propose elephant wildlife sanctuary in Bago

Animal protection group Four Paws International has proposed establishing a wild elephant sanctuary in a Bago township forest in partnership with local NGO Mingalar Myanmar.

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Yangon and Mandalay unis lower entrance marks

Low interest in arts and science degrees has forced administrators at Yangon and Mandalay universities to cut entrance requirements for the coming year.

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