The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Green growth dialogue launched

The British government has launched a program aimed at bringing together international experts and “key actors” in Myanmar to discuss environmental challenges and possible solutions.

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NLD to protest killing of member

National League for Democracy officials plan to protest the police force’s failure to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of a party member in Hopong township in June.

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Government spends big on flood prevention

The government has spent more than K21 billion (US$21.65 million) to undertake flood prevention measures this rainy season, the president has told parliament.

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Mandalay jade pagoda nearing completion

A pagoda in Mandalay made entirely of jade is nearing completion, its backer says.

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NLD rep loses paternity case

A judge in Pyin Oo Lwin has ruled in favour of a woman who says a National League for Democracy politician is the father of her 16-year-old son.

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Magwe court accepts appeal from reporters

Magwe Region Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed on behalf of four reporters from Unity journal who were jailed for 10 years on July 10.

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Mandalay students demand right to take part in politics

Dozens of students have protested outside Mandalay’s Yadanarpon University demanding that the National Education Bill passed by the Pyithu Hluttaw on March 16 be abolished.

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U San Sint slapped with additional sedition charge

An additional charge of sedition has been filed against former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, who was allowed to meet his family for the first time since his June 19 arrest at a court hearing.

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Speaker questions president about media freedom

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has written to President U Thein Sein asking him to explain the government’s position on media freedom, following a spate of arrests and jailings that journalists say constitute a government crackdown.

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Father of rape accused says family living in fear

The relatives of two Mandalay men who were wrongly accused of rape, prompting mob violence that resulted in two deaths, say they still feel unsafe despite the city mostly returning to normal.

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