The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Private sector to get hands on rubbish collection

Waste management in Yangon will be transferred to the private sector within one year but municipal officials insist it will not result in higher waste collection costs for residents.

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Trespassing in spotlight as ‘Unity’ trial resumes

Witnesses in the Unity journal trial have testified that they did not see any signs warning that a military factory was designated a restricted area.

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Aid dependency concerns grow for refugees

Drop in funding to camps comes amid diminishing resettlement options for refugees on Thai border.



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Education law drafted without teacher input, says association

University Teachers’ Association says draft education law will maintain government control over universities.


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First video footage of rare monkey emerges

A hunter in north-eastern Kachin State has captured what is widely believed to the first video footage of Myanmar’s critically endangered snub-nosed monkey.


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Draft religion laws to be released to public next month

Two controversial “protection of religion” bills sent to a newly formed commission will be released to the public in May, the deputy chairman of the commission says.

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Myanmar's first J-school set for May launch

Myanmar's first independent journalism school will be founded next month – a move Deputy Information Minister U Ye Htut says comes at the behest of the Ministry of Information.

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Data holes emerge as census continues

Officials conceded last week that census data is likely to be incomplete in several parts of Myanmar, as tens of thousands of enumerators fanned out across the country to count the country’s estimated 11 million households.

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Religious leaders agree on interfaith teachings for children

Religious leaders have vowed to set up an interfaith dialogue mechanism to protect children’s rights and to prevent inter-communal violence on ethnic or religious grounds.

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Bus ticket prices soar as Thingyan approaches

Customers complain that bus ticket prices have soared as Thingyan approaches, with some some companies now charging double.

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