The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thangyat groups flout municipal order on programs

Mandalay’s Thingyan entertainment troupes are refusing to submit their performances to a committee set up by the city to vet their content.

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Drop in fish stocks a threat to rare dolphin

The government plans to release farmed fish into the Ayeyarwady River to protect both the Irrawaddy dolphins and their unique practice of fishing cooperatively with fishermen in Mandalay Region, the Department of Fisheries said last month.

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Bus ticket prices soar as festival nears

In another annual tradition, highway bus lines hike fares for seats during water festival and government does little to stop them.

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British Council launches $7 million English project

A two-year project to develop English language teaching will see 50 language teachers from the UK spreading out to work in schools across Myanmar as part of an agreement between the British Council and the Ministry of Education.

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In the shadow of the census, a health emergency unfolds

Sunday, March 30: Mah-moud Thrakis, 5, died without medical care after suffering post-appendix operation complications.


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U Tay Za backs first Myanmar Everest summit attempt

The flag of Myanmar may soon flutter from the world’s highest peak, thanks to the largesse of tycoon U Tay Za.

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Obama to make return visit in 2014

United States President Barack Obama will return to Myanmar later this year, a senior State Department official says.

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Government accuses UK of interfering in Rakhine

Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has accused Britain of interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs after it summoned the Myanmar ambassador in an effort to convince the government to allow humanitarian aid activities to resume in Rakhine State.

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Actor Ye Dike sentenced to six years

Actor Ye Dike has been slapped with a six-year jail term for possession that authorities say should serve as a deterrent to others in the industry engaged in drug use.


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Wa will decide to take part in nationwide ceasefire

The United Wa State Party, which controls the country's largest ethnic army, will soon decide whether to participate in nationwide ceasefire talks along with other armed ethnic groups, a spokesperson said.

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