The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Census was ‘doomed’ from the start – and UN knew it

United Nations had been warned repeatedly for more than a year of the likely problems but did not act on concerns, critics say.


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MCDC to reroute water to avert floods

Municipal authorities in Mandalay have announced plans to reroute water from the Shan hills into the Doketawady River to reduce flooding in the downtown area.


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Yangon’s big-ticket hotel projects struggle toward the finishing line

Hilton, Novotel, Marriott, Peninsula - some of the biggest names in the hotel business are beating a path to Yangon. But getting hotel rooms open has proven tougher than expected.


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Police stop more power protests

Police in Mandalay have stopped another candlelight demonstration against a recent hike in electricity prices but promised not to take legal action against activists.


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Legal action threat fails to deter land protesters

Demonstrators in downtown Yangon have rejected the push to abandon their camps in Mahabandoola Park and Tarmwe township, and have vowed to step up their protest by launching a hunger strike.

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‘Anxious’ teachers make jump from educators to enumerators

School teachers across Myanmar have been tasked with collecting information for the nationwide census.

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Criticism as government moves to prop up failing state dailies

Media organisations have blasted a bill now before parliament that would continue the use of public funds to subsidise state-owned newspapers.


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Police informants accused of harassing, pushing journalists

Mandalay reporters have met police officials to complain about the behaviour of police informants at news events, after a reporter was physically harassed while covering a protest on March 31.

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Private sector to get hands on rubbish collection

Waste management in Yangon will be transferred to the private sector within one year but municipal officials insist it will not result in higher waste collection costs for residents.

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Trespassing in spotlight as ‘Unity’ trial resumes

Witnesses in the Unity journal trial have testified that they did not see any signs warning that a military factory was designated a restricted area.

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