The Myanmar Times
Monday, 01 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers drop

Electric-shock fishing and the use of small-mesh nets has killed off many Irrawaddy dolphins, the Mandalay fisheries department says.

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Model killed after row

Police say they have charged a 22-year-old man with murder in relation to the death of an up-and-coming model, who died from stab wounds last week.

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Myanmar census shows population 9 million fewer than estimated

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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Blood samples will be flown to Germany for Ebola test

Blood samples from patients who may have the deadly Ebola virus are to be sent to Germany for analysis, the World Health Organisation says.

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In Nyaung Oo, fields wither as farmers wait for monsoon rains to return

Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.

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Officials insist bell must return to pagoda

Archaeological officials have threatened legal action if those claiming to have found the Dhammazedi Bell fail to return it to its former home – Yangon’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Ethnic leaders want Suu Kyi in on ceasefire

Leaders of ethnic armed groups say they want Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to observe the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement and the accompanying political dialogue.

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Parliamentary commission proposes open list PR system

In another step towards introducing the controversial proportional representation (PR) electoral system, a parliamentary commission decided last week to recommend to the Amyotha Hluttaw that an open-list proportional representation system should be introduced for next year’s general election.

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Army will discuss federalism

The Tatmadaw has agreed to discuss the potential formation of a federal army, one of the ethnic armed groups’ key demands in the ongoing peace process.

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President wants civil service to change mind-set over corruption

Corruption is still rife in the civil service, President U Thein Sein has reminded his cabinet colleagues during a regular meeting of senior government ministers at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw last week.

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