The Myanmar Times
Friday, 21 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Daw Suu Kyi seeks ‘effective’ four-way meet

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told supporters earlier this month in Loikaw, Kayah State, that her recent historic meeting with Myanmar’s president, head of the armed forces and hluttaw speaker must be repeated if “national reconciliation” is to be achieved.

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Obama visits historic Secretariat complex

US President Barack Obama toured the historic Secretariat complex in downtown Yangon as part of his visit to Myanmar last week.

 

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ASEAN will remain ‘outward-looking’

Myanmar has used its time as chair of ASEAN to steer the regional organisation toward deeper engagement with its neighbours and stronger links with the rest of the world, President U Thein Sein said last week.

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Pyithu Hluttaw rejects PR voting

The Pyithu Hluttaw decided last week to retain first-past-the-post voting for the 2015 election, judging the other seven proposed alternatives as unconstitutional.

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Police prepare to establish info unit

Yangon police are to open up more to the media and the public, it was announced earlier this month. The police will establish a unit to issue news and update information, said EU Ambassador Roland Kobia. The EU has been providing training in community policing.

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UN secretary general airs concerns about Rakhine

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last week urged the Myanmar government to accelerate the process of granting of citizenship to stateless Muslims living in northern Rakine State.

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Trial begins for man accused of assaulting American teacher

The trial is under way for a man accused of sexually assaulting an American grade-one teacher in Mandalay last month.

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We must act now on TB before it’s too late

Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently released a report at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Barcelona, Spain, entitled “Out of Step”.

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‘Hard work remains’

US president charismatic but cautious during Yangon visit, which included a town hall meeting with a young audience

 

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Children’s Day to focus on conflicts

The Myanmar Child Rights Network will mark the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the National Theatre in Yangon on November 20.

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