The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Cheated seafarers speak out: ‘It’s simply human trafficking’

Ko Aung Naing’s dream was to be a seaman on a shipping vessel. But when his parents paid an employment agency K3.3 million to get him a job on a foreign cargo ship, he didn’t expect to end up working near a foreign port for a meagre wage as an assistant welder.

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Take two: iPay system to return to city buses

Public transport chiefs in Yangon are to try again to introduce the iPay card system to pay fares.


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Yangon police permit almost 90pc of protests

Police in Yangon Region approved almost 90 percent of the more than 300 applications to protest submitted so far this year, a senior official said last week.

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More than 100 MPs set to debate constitution report

Debate over the controversial sections of the 2008 constitution that bar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency and give the military a veto over reform looks set to intensify, after the committee set up to review the constitution reported to hluttaw last week.

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Govt open to public suggestion for drafting new land policy

The government has launched a public consultation process on its draft national land use policy, three years after the two land laws were enacted by parliament.

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New safety body aim to halve road deaths

Road safety chiefs have announced a goal of cutting in half the death toll from accidents, U Lian Cin Mang, director of the Road Transport Administration Department, told The Myanmar Times on October 23.

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No easy solutions to city’s wastewater problems

Each day, more than 1.2 million gallons of industrial wastewater passes by – and sometimes beneath – the homes of Hlaing township’s 13th ward, discharged from a nearby military-run textile and garment factory.

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MPs mull eight paths to democracy

Which way to true democracy? The report of the electoral review commission set up to advise parliament on the voting system to be used in next year’s general election contains eight possible paths.

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EU stands by UN resolution

The European Union has refused to back away from plans to submit a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly on Myanmar’s human rights record, despite President U Thein Sein’s insistence that they are no longer needed.

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Voter list project to begin this week

A year-long voter registration program will begin this week, the Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced.

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