The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hilux bus ban delayed again

Owners and operators of Hilux buses have earned another reprieve, with the Yangon Region government delaying the introduction of a proposed ban on the use of the vehicles in most of the city.


Continue reading »

In the shadow of the census, a health crisis unfolds

In Rakhine State, the tally of preventable deaths grows by the day. Fiona MacGregor reports from the Te Chaung IDP camp, where she finds a humanitarian tragedy unfolding.


Continue reading »

"Hundreds of thousands" hit by Rakhine aid pullouts

“Hundreds of thousands of people” have been severely affected by the paring back of UN and NGO operations,  after mob attacks in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe forced aid agencies to pull staff from the region.

Continue reading »

Alleged drug dealer eludes police sting operation

An alleged drug dealer has escaped a police sting operation in Mandalay, while three others have been arrested. The man, U Aung Kyaw Moe, is on the run and possibly armed, police say.

Continue reading »

British Council launches $7m English language development project

A two-year project to develop English language teaching will see 50 language teachers from the UK spreading out to work in schools across Myanmar as part of an agreement between the British Council and Ministry of Education.

Continue reading »

'Unity' testimony throws trespassing allegations into question

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.

Continue reading »

Census off to a bad start in Rakhine State

Rakhine organisers of the first census to be held in Myanmar for 30 years had decided they might as well ignore international standards and get the most controversial question over and done with first.


Continue reading »

Ban Ki-moon calls president over census concerns

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has called President U Thein Sein, urging him to ensure that the nationwide census currently underway is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. 

Continue reading »

UN extends special rapporteur mandate

The United Nations has extended the mandate of the special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar and renewed its call for the government to allow the opening of a country office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Continue reading »

Census procedures raise ‘serious questions’: UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund said on Monday that recent statements from the government on self-identification in Myanmar’s census raise “serious concerns” about its commitment to upholding international standards.

Continue reading »