The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 26 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

South American snails threaten crops near Mandalay

Giant alien invaders are threatening the country’s rice supply, fisheries experts are warning.

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Activists urge government to clear up political prisoners mess

Abolition of committee leaves release process in limbo and activists say President’s Office should take charge.

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Colonial-era pagoda uncovered

Workers excavating soil for bricks in Bago Region have stumbled on the remains of a colonial-era pagoda, a Department of Archaeology official said.

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Sacred bone relic to tour Sri Lanka

A sacred  bone relic of the Gautama Buddha housed in a Mandalay museum will be sent to Sri Lanka next week, where they will remain for a month.

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Rakhine party builds CPC ties

The Rakhine National Party has announced plans for further cooperation with China’s Communist Party, following a four-day visit to the country.

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Dengue on the rise in Mon State

A dramatic increase in deadly dengue fever has put nearly 150 people in hospital in the past four months, including one patient who died, health officials in Mon State say.

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Russian trawler survivors battle for compensation

Myanmar seamen who survived an icy shipwreck off Russia’s Far East are now facing a battle over compensation, with local recruiters who posted them on the ill-fated vessel reluctant to take fiscal responsibility.

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Kayan leaders push for autonomy

Ethnic Kayan leaders are calling for the group to be given its own self-administered zone, with territory to be carved out of Shan and Kayah states.

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Myanmar asylum seeker in first Cambodia-bound batch

A myanmar asylum seeker is among the first five men to allegedly accept an offer to leave detention on the Pacific island of Nauru for resettlement in Cambodia, according to a refugee advocacy group.

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Kokang rebels to push for peace deal in Wa capital

The United Wa State Army has defied a government request to exclude ethnic Kokang rebels from a conference early next month at its headquarters on the China border.

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