The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

New look for paper in run-up to daily

The Myanmar Times English edition is undergoing a substantial makeover. 

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Police make second fire arrest

Two men have been arrested over the fatal fire at an Islamic school in downtown Yangon last week that left 13 dead, and prompted rumours that the fire had been deliberately lit.

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UEC calls meeting with all parties

The Union Election Commission will meet the leaders and secretaries of all registered political parties on April 8, and some expect by-elections and a proposed change of the voting system to be discussed.

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Bago forestry officers receive death threats

Illegal timber smugglers are responding to a government crackdown by threatening forestry officers.




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Bus services from capital limited during Thingyan

Changes to bus and train services will affect those travelling to and from Nay Pyi Taw during the Thingyan holiday.

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Twenty-two bidders in phone licence battle

Vodafone , China Mobile and an investment fund linked to billionaire George Soros are among 22 bidders vying to enter Myanmar, one of the world’s last unexplored mobile telephone frontiers.

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MCDC issues reminder over Thingyan pump permits

Mandalay City Development Committee has reminded Thingyan revellers to get permission if they plan to use private water pumps.



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Respect for human rights essential: Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter has stressed the importance of respect for human rights in strengthening the transition to democracy, and expressed concern over recent communal violence.


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Supporters of activist unhappy over arrest

Relatives and supporters of a political activist have protested against his arrest and detention in Insein Prison for allegedly inciting religious tension.


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Yoma signs JV for 1000 Star City apartments

­­The Star City project in Yangon Region’s Thanlyin township is set for further development under a new joint venture agreement.

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