The Myanmar Times
Monday, 03 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bridges washed out in upper Myanmar

Heavy rains have broken 21 bridges over rivers and creeks in upper Myanmar, the Ministry of Construction told a press conference yesterday.

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Thousands displaced in Mrauk-Oo

More than 1000 people have been displaced by flooding in Mrauk-Oo township in Rakhine State as a result of heavy rain yesterday, a civil society leader in the town reported.

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Aid group forced to stop helping flood victims on Ma Ba Tha orders

Hardline group banishes volunteers back to Mandalay for failing to follow its instructions or coordinate relief efforts with local officials.

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Speaker dismisses recall petition

Parliament Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has dismissed a petition to impeach him that is circulating on social media and claiming to have the backing of military residents of his Nay Pyi Taw constituency.

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Yangon chief minister out of election race

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, a former general with a reputation as a hardliner, will not stand for re-election and intends to retire, a senior official of the Union Solidarity and Development Party announced yesterday.

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Alliance ready for contest with NLD

The United Nationalities Alliance of ethnic parties said yesterday it was gearing up to fight against the National League for Democracy in the November elections as time was running out to reach an electoral compact.

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Draft travel law facing delays

A law designed to update and simplify the current 20-year-old legislation covering tourism, which has become a major source of income over the past few years, could be the victim of parliamentary deadlock.

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‘Satisfied’ Min Oke Soe sentenced to life

A prominent actor-director sentenced to life imprisonment for murder yesterday said he had no plan to appeal, as he was “satisfied” with the decision and expected to stay “comfortably” in prison.

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VP makes health fund appeal

Progression toward universal healthcare could be slowed by shortage of funds, a health conference in Nay Pyi Taw heard on July 28.

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Body of late sayadaw to be displayed until Thadingyut

The remains of prominent monk Kyaik Hti Saung Sayadaw, who passed away over the weekend, will be preserved and put on display for three months, until the full moon of Thadingyut, his followers said yesterday.

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