The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pyin Oo Lwin accused opposes venue change

A farmers’ rights advocate who stands accused of disturbing the peace told a Pyin Oo Lwin courtroom on October 20 shifting his case to Mandalay would hamper his defence.

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Quarry workers bring wage cut to tribunal

Quality, not quantity – that’s the new pay scheme for rocks at AAA cement factory in southern Shan State.
 

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New project to register children in rural areas

Birth registration is coming to the countryside, as the authorities act to increase the number of children with birth certificates and proper registration.

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Draft tourism management plan for Inle Lake released to public

A draft destination management plan aimed at ensuring inclusive and sustainable development at one of the country’s top tourist destinations has been released.

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Marionette groups hang together

Striving to keep one of the country’s best-known art forms alive, puppeteers have formed the Myanmar Marionette Organisation.

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EITI bodies to be expanded to four regions

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process is to be expanded to the state and region level by the end of October, civil society leaders say.

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Agencies to face tougher penalties for trafficking

A new law to protect Myanmar migrant workers has been submitted to parliament, with stronger penalties for human trafficking.

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Requisitioning law set to be abolished

The government plans to repeal a 1947 law that allows the government to requisition property at any time.

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Migrants formally retract confessions

Two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a British couple on the Thai island of Koh Tao have signed a formal statement claiming they were not at the scene of the crime and only confessed after being tortured by Thai police.

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Minister to raise journalists’ case with president

Minister for Information U Ye Htut has promised to raise the case of five journalists jailed on incitement charges with President U Thein Sein. 

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