The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar nationals questioned over Koh Tao murders

Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.


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Citywide power outage causes traffic chaos

A citywide power outage this morning has caused traffic chaos in Yangon for commuters, some of whom were delayed more than an hour.

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Government, parliament abstain from proposed alcohol plan

The plan urges improved education on the health effects of harmful drinking, a strictly enforced ban on the sale of alcohol to minors and restrictions on the advertising or promotion of alcohol, including a ban on the sponsorship of sporting or youth events.

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Speaker warns government not to play ‘volleyball’

Thura U Shwe Mann calls on cabinet ministers to demonstrate a more responsible attitude to politics.

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UN backs verification as ‘step in right direction’

A Senior United Nations official has offered cautious support for the government’s controversial citizenship verification process in Rakhine State.

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Business dream turns to nightmare for stranded Costa Rican entrepreneur

When Gunter Otero first arrived at Ngapali Beach in 2012, he said it was like stepping into a dream.


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Rampant battery fishing threatens river fish stocks

Illegal battery fishing – the use of an electrical current to stun and catch fish – is a serious threat to fish stocks on the Ayeyarwady River.

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Anger over cemetery destruction

A dispute over the ownership of land used as a cemetery has forced villagers to cremate the bodies of their loved ones by the roadside.

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Law schools to introduce ‘moot court’ in classes

Law students to engage in extra study including “moot court”, where they will play the roles of litigants, advocates and judges, educational authorities have announced.

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Elephant camp gets upgrade ahead of VIP visit

Managers of an elephant camp near Nay Pyi Taw are racing to complete renovation work before a planned visit by ASEAN agriculture and forestry ministers later this month.

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