Friday, April 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Heat sends eight patients to hospital

As the mercury soars, heat-related illnesses are driving patients to the hospital in Mandalay. Eight patients seeking reprieve from the sun were admitted to Mandalay General Hospital around Thingyan, according to medical social officer U Min Lwin.

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Kayin govt announces edict on stupa building

The Kayin State government has pledged that it will not allow any stupas to be built inside church or mission compounds and will work to prevent religious conflicts after a dispute last week pitched a Buddhist monk against Christian communities.

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Villagers fearful after hailstorm

Ma Wai feels anxious and has been unable to sleep for three days while the sky clouds over at night. She is not the only one. Most residents of Yay Tha Yauk village speak of a similar experience since the area was barraged by an unusual storm of massive hailstones, some as big as golf balls, on April 22.

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Landmines: Myanmar’s hidden menace

Across Myanmar landmines post a daily threat of death and disability, but five years after the transition to democracy began, an official program has yet to get underway.

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Ex-president purges rivals from USDP

Former President U Thein Sein has strengthened his grip on the Union Solidarity and Development Party, expelling 17 senior members just days after resuming duties as party chair.

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NLD ‘iron rules’ stifle new parliamentarians

They're banned from speaking to the media. They need permission to ask questions in parliament. They are forced to stay in Nay Pyi Taw's municipal guesthouses. Welcome to life as a National League for Democracy parliamentarian.

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‘Peace process’ rumbles on without govt

Myanmar's peace process appears to be on auto-pilot. As fighters on both sides of decades-long civil war wait for the new government to announce its policy initiatives, the machinery and personnel of official institutions that no longer exist are continuing to arrange negotiations with ethnic armed groups, although to what end is not clear.

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Myanmar media still repressed: watchdog

Myanmar remains one of the most repressive media environments in the world, according to a new report.

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Tempers and temperature flare amid blackout

Power outages struck across the country over the weekend after a spate of unusual weather in Mandalay Region damaged a transmission line.

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Myanmar signs climate deal

Myanmar joined 174 other countries in signing the landmark Paris climate change accord at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22. The ceremony was billed as the largest ever one-day signing of an international agreement.

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