The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

UEC extends campaign period but no let-up on rally restrictions

The Union Election Commission has promised to extend the election campaign period from 30 to 60 days at the request of opposition parties but insisted that other restrictions on campaigning are needed to prevent unrest.

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Parties told to expel temporary citizen members by January

Political parties will have a little over two months to ensure they comply with new rules that ban them from accepting non-citizens as members, says Union Election Commission chairman U Tin Aye.

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Medical Council to review Victoria Hospital complaint

The MMCl is yet to consider a malpractice complaint against a prominent obstetrician and gynaecologist and private hospital, after the death of a newborn child earlier this month.

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Pyin Oo Lwin accused opposes venue change

A farmers’ rights advocate who stands accused of disturbing the peace told a Pyin Oo Lwin courtroom on October 20 shifting his case to Mandalay would hamper his defence.

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Quarry workers bring wage cut to tribunal

Quality, not quantity – that’s the new pay scheme for rocks at AAA cement factory in southern Shan State.
 

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New project to register children in rural areas

Birth registration is coming to the countryside, as the authorities act to increase the number of children with birth certificates and proper registration.

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Draft tourism management plan for Inle Lake released to public

A draft destination management plan aimed at ensuring inclusive and sustainable development at one of the country’s top tourist destinations has been released.

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Marionette groups hang together

Striving to keep one of the country’s best-known art forms alive, puppeteers have formed the Myanmar Marionette Organisation.

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EITI bodies to be expanded to four regions

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process is to be expanded to the state and region level by the end of October, civil society leaders say.

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Agencies to face tougher penalties for trafficking

A new law to protect Myanmar migrant workers has been submitted to parliament, with stronger penalties for human trafficking.

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