Friday, April 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Emphasis placed on training local administrators

Training is needed for newly elected ward and village administrators to ensure good local governance and to build a foundation for solving land- grab issues, according to members of parliament for Pyin Oo Lwin.

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Bird flu outbreak in Monywa leads to poultry transport ban

After tens of thousands of chickens had to be killed due to an outbreak of bird flu in Monywa, officials are now preventing transportation of poultry and poultry products outside of the affected area.

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Yangon chief minister pledges to rid the city of corrupt governance

Yangon's new chief minister U Phyo Min Thein has vowed to scrub the city of corruption and install a graft-free administration. U Phyo Min Thein spoke with The Myanmar Times from his home in Hlegu township about how he plans on tackling his reform agenda.

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Shwe Mann contests USDP expulsions

Thura U Shwe Mann yesterday challenged the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party to justify his expulsion among 17 prominent members from the former ruling party.

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Ten Myanmar workers detained in Thai shelter as MoU woes continue

Ten Myanmar migrant workers are currently being detained against their will in a human-trafficking centre near Bangkok, according to a rights group. The men were identified as human-trafficking victims by Thai authorities.

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Ceasefire monitoring committee meets without new govt

The main committee monitoring last year’s nationwide ceasefire accord is set to resume its work in Nay Pyi Taw today but without any representatives of Myanmar’s new government.

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New agreement brings no end to war on drugs in ASEAN

A global meeting on drugs failed to deliver a highly anticipated shift from a punitive approach to narcotics, disappointing Myanmar advocacy groups.

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Ralliers march against drugs

Over 600 people joined a rally marking Kachin Anti-Drug Day in Kutkai in northern Shan State yesterday.

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Heat sends eight patients to hospital

As the mercury soars, heat-related illnesses are driving patients to the hospital in Mandalay. Eight patients seeking reprieve from the sun were admitted to Mandalay General Hospital around Thingyan, according to medical social officer U Min Lwin.

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Kayin govt announces edict on stupa building

The Kayin State government has pledged that it will not allow any stupas to be built inside church or mission compounds and will work to prevent religious conflicts after a dispute last week pitched a Buddhist monk against Christian communities.

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