The Myanmar Times
Friday, 03 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Supporters of jailed Mogok monk plan demonstration

Angry supporters of a monk in Mogok are vowing to take to the streets in their thousands to protest against his arrest for illegal mining.

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MPs hold little hope for next constitutional amendment proposals

Parliament is to start debating today a second round of major changes to the constitution with MPs holding little hope that the military bloc, holding an effective power of veto, will give the necessary green light following their rejection last week of an earlier set of suggested amendments to Myanmar’s 2008 charter.

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NLD members face trespassing charges

Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has sprung to the defence of two members of her National League for Democracy party following their arrest for criminal trespass.

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Time running out for ceasefire deal

If an agreement is not signed by mid-August, any progress on a peace treaty will have to wait for at least one year from now, officials warn.

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KIA accused of shelling close to Muse trading zone

The Tatmadaw has accused the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) of firing several artillery rounds in the area of the 105 Mile trading zone in Muse township in northern Shan State, which is also the country’s most important border crossing for trade with China.

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Myanmar workers in Thailand see few advantages in permit scheme

A scheme to regularise Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand seems to be running aground as workers find it is both unreliable and expensive.

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No national budget for maternity cash transfer

A plan to provide K15,000 a month to young mothers with children aged up to two years old has been shelved, at least temporarily, for lack of funding.

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Hluttaw considers updated Sky Net contract

MRTV’s contract with Sky Net should be renegotiated to bring in more money for the government and allow cheaper subscriptions for the public, the parliamentary accounts committee has recommended.

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Monks defy order to leave monastery in Htauk Kyant

Sayadaw Ashin Khemacara says donation contract shows he is entitled to stay put as long as he is alive.

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Parties commit to follow code of conduct

In a further important step in preparation for the general election scheduled for November, 67 political parties have pledged to uphold standards of conduct in their campaigns.

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