The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

ICRC to build physical rehab centres in Kachin, Shan states

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will build physical rehabilitation centres in Myitkyina township in Kachin State and Kengtung township in eastern Shan State next year to support people living with disabilities, including land-mine victims.

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Ethnic media forced to register publications

Ethnic minority-language publications that do not register with the Ministry of Information under the News Media Law could face possible closure, an official said last week.

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Myanmar jails still hold 70 political prisoners: AAPP

Democratisation has stalled and human rights have been undermined because of the government’s failure to keep its promise to release political prisoners, an activist group has claimed.

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Government to open more vocational institutes

The Ministry of Science and Technology plans to open more technical and vocational training schools across Myanmar, minister U Ko Ko Oo said last week, with the number of Government Technical Institutes to triple between 2013 and 2015.

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Politician promises transparency at YCDC

A Prominent activist has promised to usher in an era of transparency at the Yangon City Development Committee if he is elected later this month.

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Parents polled on school bus proposal

The introduction of a safe and reliable school bus system could have a major impact on traffic gridlock.

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Calls for bilateral talks over Kachin

Urgent bilateral talks are required to resolve the conflict in Kachin State, where fighting has flared up despite moves towards a national ceasefire agreement, a senior peace negotiator said.

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Candidate slams election law ban on party members

A candidate in Yangon’s upcoming municipal elections has written to the president protesting against electoral rules that bar political party members from participating.

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Residents evicted for visit of royals face fresh threat

Residents whose illegally built shanties were demolished to beautify Mandalay’s riverside for the visit of Norway’s royal couple have returned to the site of their former homes – but are likely to soon be evicted again, this time permanently.

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Major bus network reforms to begin within three months

The Ministry of Commerce is betting on a public-private partnership with bus owners to help alleviate Yangon’s transport woes.

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