The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 28 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD official questions election commission over voter list rules

A prominent opposition party member has questioned rules set by the Union Election Commission for scrutinising voters’ lists.

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Rakhine party eyes state hluttaw control

The Rakhine National Party (RNP) will contest 75 constituencies in the November election in a bid to win control of the Rakhine State Hluttaw – and possibly the regional government, if the constitution is changed to give legislatures power to form them.

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UEC to spend $3m on poll staff

Organising and supervising November’s elections could cost as much as K3.458 billion in staff costs, the Union Election Commission has calculated.

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Amid red tape, migrants headed to Malaysia decline

Tired of butting up against red tape and a lengthy government approval process, Malaysia’s demand for Myanmar migrant workers has plummeted this year, labour officials said.

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Police reject monks’ copper mine lawsuit

Police yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by two monks who sustained severe injuries during clashes at a military-backed copper mine in 2012.

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MPs decide no jail for retailers who hike lottery ticket prices

Parliament has removed possible jail terms for retailers who sell lottery tickets above the official price from a lottery bill, despite warnings that it will not work as a deterrent.

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More delays for social security system rollout

The government’s revamped social security measures are struggling to gain traction with employers and workers.

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SSB to work with private clinics

The Social Security Board is planning to open free-of-charge clinics for labourers in cooperation with private companies.

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Government delays details of staff pay-rise plan

A decision on the draft budget for next year is set to be delayed further, with the government yesterday failing to provide clarification demanded by MPs on planned civil servant salary increases.

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Mandalay mother mourns a lost son

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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