The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Letpadan detainees hit with fresh charges

Activists hit with 50 charges each as a result of march from Mandalay to Yangon.


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Supreme Court agrees to hear U San Sint appeal

Former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, now serving 13 years for misuse of public funds and for sedition, has had his request for an appeal accepted by the Union Supreme Court, his lawyer said on April 6.

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Lower house rejects students’ demand to form unions freely

The lower house of parliament yesterday rejected a key student demand for the right to form unions freely in approving a draft bill that amends the controversial National Education Law passed last year.

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Maritime worker group urges government to sign 2006 convention

Maritime Labour Convention would protect seafarers while giving greater certainty to companies in the sector.

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Mayor spends K400 million on pandal

Mandalay City Development Committee will fork out more than K400 million (US$389,000) on its water festival stage this Thingyan, a member has revealed to The Myanmar Times.

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Some city bus lines to run during Thingyan

This year, for the first time, 12 city bus lines will run during the Thingyan water festival holiday, transportation authorities announced yesterday.

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Four groups to take part in Mandalay Thangyat contest

Four Thingyan entertainment troupes are set to take part in Mandalay’s thangyat competition this year, according to organisers.

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UEC boss under fire for military uniform

Union Election Commission chair U Tin Aye is facing criticism after he was captured on camera attending last month’s annual Armed Forces Day parade wearing a military uniform.

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Wa army offers to host ceasefire summit in Pangkham

The United Wa State Army has offered to host a conference of leaders of ethnic groups from across Myanmar next month to consider the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement reached with the government.

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Civil servants in Mandalay to face rent hike

Mandalay civil servants will face much higher rents when they move into a new housing estate on 26th Street later this year, the government says.

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