The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Divisions in Yangon hluttaw over 12-way talks

Yangon Region parliamentarians are divided on the question of how many ethnic groups should be represented in talks between national political leaders.

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Yangon MPs to discuss proposal for 12-way talks

The Yangon Region Hluttaw has agreed to discuss a proposal for 12-way talks between national political leaders, including seven representatives of ethnic minorities.

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Rakhine migrant workers plead innocence in Koh Tao murders

Two Myanmar migrant workers have pleaded not guilty to murdering a pair of British holidaymakers at a Thai diving resort, their lawyer has told AFP.

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Opium yield down, but challenges remain

Opium production in Myanmar fell by nearly a quarter this year, says UNODC, but the world's second largest poppy grower still faces a growing battle against drug use.

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Tatmadaw officer jailed for signing NLD petition

A Myanmar army officer has been jailed for two years after he signed a petition supporting Aung San Suu Kyi's efforts to reduce the military's role in politics, says a member of her opposition party.   

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EU pledges US$900m for Myanmar

The European Union has announced it will send nearly 700 million euros in aid to Myanmar over the next seven years to boost the country's transition from army-led isolation to international player.

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Myingyan farmers dispute ownership of alluvial plain

Farmers in Myingyan township, Mandalay Region, are complaining that they are being forced to share their fields with landless people.

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Commission suggests civil court for journalist’s death case

The case of Ko Par Gyi, a freelance journalist killed while in the custody of the Myanmar army, should go before a non-military court, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) said in a report submitted to President U Thein Sein on December 1.

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Mandalay: Braving 21st century challenges

Mandalay has been added to the list of the world’s most “resilient cities”, joining the 32 that had been named during the first round in 2013.

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Lawyers’ Network sues to stop building renovation

The Lawyers’ Network has filed complaints against government officials and investors involved in a US$50 million hotel project on Strand Road, and applied for an injunction to stop renovation work at the site.

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