The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Government seeks funds for school meals

Child welfare officials have asked for more money to feed pre-school children amid concerns that Myanmar children are smaller and thinner than children in other countries.

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Hope fades for missing climbers

Rescue teams searching for two missing climbers in northern Myanmar say they have almost given up finding the pair alive and are now simply hoping to be able to recover their bodies so they can be returned to their family.

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Political parties split over peace dialogue proposals

Two competing groups of political parties plan to draft a proposed framework for political dialogue for peace talks planned for next year.

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Cattle smuggling causes animal shortfall in delta

Farmers in Ayeyarwady Region say cattle smuggling is on the rise, with animals illicitly spirited out of the delta and sold for meat in China and Thailand.

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Anger after union teachers transferred from Yangon

University teachers have accused the Ministry of Education of transferring them from Yangon to regional universities because of their involvement in union activities.

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MPs approve request for $270m in foreign loans

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw government has requested parliament approval for US$270 million in low-interest and interest-free loans from the World Bank, South Korea and Italy.

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Ye Dike given more jail time

Actor Ye Dike has received a two-year jail term for a bizarre solo protest in the compound of St Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Yangon.

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Upper house calls for stronger focus on Rakhine development

Speaker U Khin Aung Myint urges the government to speed up development projects in Rakhine State to combat widespread poverty.

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Coal debate fires up in Pathein

The debate on the building of a coal-fired power plant in Ayeyarwady Region’s Pathein township has intensified.

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Chinese civilian team withdraws from Kachin rescue effort

A Chinese team that had offered to help find two missing climbers in northern Kachin State has abandoned the search from the Myanmar side after rescue coordinators told them they would prefer to work with a Japanese climbing team in the area.

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