The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt open to public suggestion for drafting new land policy

The government has launched a public consultation process on its draft national land use policy, three years after the two land laws were enacted by parliament.

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New safety body aim to halve road deaths

Road safety chiefs have announced a goal of cutting in half the death toll from accidents, U Lian Cin Mang, director of the Road Transport Administration Department, told The Myanmar Times on October 23.

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No easy solutions to city’s wastewater problems

Each day, more than 1.2 million gallons of industrial wastewater passes by – and sometimes beneath – the homes of Hlaing township’s 13th ward, discharged from a nearby military-run textile and garment factory.

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MPs mull eight paths to democracy

Which way to true democracy? The report of the electoral review commission set up to advise parliament on the voting system to be used in next year’s general election contains eight possible paths.

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EU stands by UN resolution

The European Union has refused to back away from plans to submit a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly on Myanmar’s human rights record, despite President U Thein Sein’s insistence that they are no longer needed.

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Voter list project to begin this week

A year-long voter registration program will begin this week, the Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced.

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UEC extends campaign period but no let-up on rally restrictions

The Union Election Commission has promised to extend the election campaign period from 30 to 60 days at the request of opposition parties but insisted that other restrictions on campaigning are needed to prevent unrest.

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Parties told to expel temporary citizen members by January

Political parties will have a little over two months to ensure they comply with new rules that ban them from accepting non-citizens as members, says Union Election Commission chairman U Tin Aye.

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Medical Council to review Victoria Hospital complaint

The MMCl is yet to consider a malpractice complaint against a prominent obstetrician and gynaecologist and private hospital, after the death of a newborn child earlier this month.

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Pyin Oo Lwin accused opposes venue change

A farmers’ rights advocate who stands accused of disturbing the peace told a Pyin Oo Lwin courtroom on October 20 shifting his case to Mandalay would hamper his defence.

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