The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

General opens talks over Nay Pyi Taw land dispute

Major General Soe Shein has opened negotiations to settle a dispute with farmers who allege that he threatened to shoot them in a confrontation in early July.

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MPs debate proposed media law changes

Amyotha Hluttaw MPs have sent the Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law back to the bill committee after discussing 13 proposed changes to the version that was approved by the Pyithu Hluttaw in early July.

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Palaung civil society groups lament brief meeting

Leaders of Palaung civil society groups have expressed disappointment over their first meeting with UN human rights representative Tomas Quintana.

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Draconian electronics law set for reform

The Pyithu Hluttaw has agreed to discuss a bill that would amend the law, which has been used regularly over the past decade to jail activists and opponents of the military.

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Three die as floods hit Rakhine State

Three men died and more than 680 people were made homeless by flash floods and rising river levels in Rakhine and Kayin states after heavy rains, relief agencies said last week.

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DKBA force rejects ‘traitor’ tag

A Border Guard Force created three years ago from ethnic armed groups in Kayin State has encountered many problems during its transformation, says one of its commanders.


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Rakhine government denies probe call

A call from Physicians for Human Rights for an impartial investigation into anti-Muslim violence has already encountered opposition from the Rakhine State government.

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Migrants in limbo as Thai visas expire

Migrant workers in Thailand, including some who have been working legally in the country for decades, face an uncertain future in the coming weeks as the first visas issued under a 2009 program expire.

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Ministry to train ethnic minority language teachers

The Ministry of Education will help train teachers so they can offer classes in ethnic minority languages outside school hours, an official says.

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Designers get call up for Games

Performers at the Southeast Asian Games will be showing off their talents in style thanks to contributions from the country’s leading designers.

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