Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay hospital boss seeks expansion

The city’s general hospital is bursting at the seams and administrators are seeking funding to boost the number of beds by 50 percent.

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Police probe demolition of homes in industrial zone by hired gang

Violent clashes broke out in northern Yangon as armed men, apparently hired by a landowner, forcibly drove off residents before destroying their homes with bulldozers.

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Weather prompts rise in snakebite patients

Farmers in the country’s midsection have been warned to beware as unstable weather conditions are driving snakes from their hibernation holes in the fields.

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‘If you want clean water, don’t stir up the dirt’

U Tin Aye, chair of the Union Election Commission and a retired lieutenant general, talks to chief political correspondent Ei Ei Toe Lwin about the forthcoming elections – on his hopes that people will vote with their heads not hearts, why he does not see the right person to reform the country, how the Tatmadaw must accept the results of the vote, and on his life-long attachment to his military uniform.

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No comment as NLD chief returns from China

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Yangon yesterday following her first visit to China, including talks with President Xi Jinping.

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Fighting persists in Kokang despite rebels’ ceasefire offer

Fighting persisted in the Kokang border region over the weekend despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by ethnic Chinese rebels, with little sign so far that Myanmar intends to heed China’s calls on both sides to negotiate a settlement.

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Anti-UN banners dropped from Rakhine State protests

Thousands protests in nine townships, with largest demonstration held in state capital Sittwe amid heavy rain.


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New travel law to give region governments more power

A new tourism law is to be submitted to parliament later this year, the government says.

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Ministry of Health takes steps to avert MERS spread

As the death toll of the virus MERS-CoV edges toward 500, Myanmar health authorities have been tightening up their border procedures to protect the country from infection.

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Kokang declare unilateral ceasefire as peace talks stall

Government sceptical of rebels’ truce offer while U Aung Min snubs informal meet in Chiang Mai.


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