The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sumprabum IDPs miss out on state government aid

The Kachin State government has ruled out providing aid to most people displaced by fighting in Sumprabum township because they have fled to areas close to Kachin Independence Army-held territory.

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Courting of Rohingya in 2010 comes back to haunt USDP

After a sitting Muslim parliamentarian’s bid to contest the November polls was blocked based on the veracity of his citizenship, the leader of a Buddhist hyper-nationalist group slammed the ruling party for ever letting him into parliament.

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Tobacco products to display warning pictures

Packaging for cigarettes made in Myanmar will soon bear photos and text cautioning against the deleterious health effects of consuming tobacco products, Health Minister U Than Aung said earlier this week.

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Armed ethnic groups back ceasefire with ‘guarantees’

After a four-day summit, armed ethnic groups have agreed on a two-pronged strategy for securing the elusive nationwide ceasefire agreement.

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Kayin CSO network seeks larger peace role

About 15 Kayin civil society groups have called on ethnic peace negotiators to give them a larger role in the peace process.

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Latest repatriation leaves 101 in Maungdaw camp

Myanmar yesterday repatriated another 125 Bangladeshis rescued from human smuggling boats off the Rakhine State coast.

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Cameras, sensors protect heritage sites

Motion detectors, high definition CCTV and an automated alarm system are now in place to protect some of Bagan’s most famous pagodas following a string of thefts in March.

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In outer Yangon, caseload cuts court dates to 10 minutes

Judges at Hlaing Tharyar Township Court are often faced with up to 40 criminal cases a day, leaving insufficient time to hear testimony and consider evidence.

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Taungthaman fishing permits to end

The auctioning of fishing licences for Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, will end at the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, with the aim of beautifying the lake and its landmark U Bein Bridge, Mandalay mayor and city development minister U Aung Maung said on August 21.

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‘Barometer’ survey paints a complex political picture

Politically conservative, unwilling to discuss voting plans and more interested in economic progress than democracy: That’s the picture of Myanmar painted by a major political study featuring in-depth interviews with more than 1500 people across the country.

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