The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nine Muslim children from Rakhine State arrested in Yangon

During a car inspection on August 22, police discovered a drunk driver who was attempting to smuggle in 10 people from IDP camps.

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MPs back signing of optional protocol on child soldiers

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved an optional international protocal which aims to keep children out of armed conflict.

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Muslim parties fear exclusion from election

The Union Election Commission has disqualified several candidates – both independent and from opposition parties – but has not disallowed a single contestant from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party.

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Intha get a second party to push cause

A new party for the Intha ethnic group has emerged to compete against the Inn National Development Party, which won several seats in the 2010 election.

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Flood-wracked farm animals get help

Recent flooding has taken a huge toll on farm animals in Ayeyarwady Region, with more than 10,000 animals in Thapaung township still in need of medical treatment and emergency food, according to the township veterinary department.

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Two ministers resign to contest poll

The chief ministers of Rakhine and Kayin states have resigned to contest the election as Union Solidarity and Development Party candidates.

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Police boost security after Thai bombing

Yangon police have stepped up security in the wake of last week’s Bangkok bombing, but say there is no evidence to suggest the culprits are in Yangon or planning an attack here.

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Wandering wild elephants to be herded home

Six wild elephants that managed to wander from their native Bago Yoma habitat in Natmauk township, Magwe Region, to Nyaung Oo township in Mandalay Region are to be herded back home with the help of tame elephants, a Forest Department official said yesterday.

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Yangon school bus plan stalls

It seemed like a solid proposal: Provide bus transport for all government-run schools in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and save time for parents.

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Armed ethnic groups deny involvement in Muse blast

Blast outside Innwa Bank branch in northern Shan State border town Muse does little damage but police seem in the dark about possible culprits.

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