The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

DVB reporter goes to jail for one year

Media figures have slammed what they call an outrageous and unfair decision to jail a reporter for covering a dispute on education department premises.

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Daw Suu refuses to meet land protesters

A second land protest has taken place outside Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's University Avenue home - although this time the National League for Democracy leader refused to meet with the demonstrators, citing ill health.

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Car import rules helping law-breakers escape police

Eased restrictions on car imports make it easier to break the law- and harder to be caught, officials say.



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FDA halts imports of ‘cell food’ after ads tout medical properties

Health authorities have temporarily suspended a local firm's licence to distribute an imported "cell food" product after finding it had been misleadingly advertised as a medical cure-all.

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UK summons ambassador over Rakhine aid blocks

The United Kingdom has summoned the Myanmar ambassador in London to urge the government to allow humanitarian aid activities to resume in Rakhine State.

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Red Bridge burns bright for student activists

The students fanned out across the wide road, almost 4000 of them in total marching together behind a student union flag bearing a peacock.

 

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In change of tack, govt reveals North Korea meetings

Under U Thein Sein, the government has moved closer South Korea with Myanmar seemingly eager to strike a more balanced engagement across the divided Korean peninsula.

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Census was ‘doomed’ from the start – and UN knew it

United Nations had been warned repeatedly for more than a year of the likely problems but did not act on concerns, critics say.


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MCDC to reroute water to avert floods

Municipal authorities in Mandalay have announced plans to reroute water from the Shan hills into the Doketawady River to reduce flooding in the downtown area.


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Yangon’s big-ticket hotel projects struggle toward the finishing line

Hilton, Novotel, Marriott, Peninsula - some of the biggest names in the hotel business are beating a path to Yangon. But getting hotel rooms open has proven tougher than expected.


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