The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Hardliners’ accused of stoking violence

Last July in Mandalay, four days of religious-infused riots left two bystanders dead, saw at least a dozen injured and tore a rift in the community’s Buddhist-Muslim relations.

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Birthday party at Secretariat sparks social media firestorm

Grandson of Ne Win writes of “a strong scent of nostalgia” at party in historic building for Ma Thi Thi Tun – reportedly the daughter of former trade minister U Tun Kyi, who was sacked amid corruption allegations.

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Seven years on, military retakes land at Pauk factory

A military factory that was the subject of a news article that ended with five people being jailed for seven years is at the centre of a fresh controversy, with residents in Magwe Region accusing local government officials of using devious tactics to help the military confiscate thousands of acres of land.

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‘Death Railway’ complex set for 2017 opening

A museum to commemorate the sufferings and achievements of those who built the Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is to open within two years.

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Government changes plan on IDs for migrant workers in Thailand

Migrant workers in Thailand have been given an unexpected grace period, the deputy labour minister announced yesterday.

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Workers to Taiwan unlikely due to ‘One-China’ policy

The Taiwanese government appears to have gotten ahead of itself by announcing a Myanmar migrant worker scheme before Nay Pyi Taw signed off on the program.

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Thingyan no holiday for traffic police

Leave cancelled in a bid to keep roads clear and safe, following seven fatalities during 2014 festival.

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More Insein Prison inmates sit matriculation exams this year

Undergoing stricter than usual invigilation, 17 students serving terms in Insein Prison recently sat their matriculation exams.

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Britain urges ‘credible’ government probe into murders

Responding to calls for it to join an official investigation, embassy says examination of the deaths of two Kachin teachers is a matter for the Kachin people and government.

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Ethnic media organisations eye community radio potential

Community radio is the key to spreading ethnic news rapidly and inexpensively, participants at a recent ethnic media conference were told.

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