The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Activist arrested for planting mangroves

A leading environmental activist has been arrested for public order offences after planting mangroves in an area devastated by Cyclone Nargis.

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Commission to draft code of conduct for observers

Next year’s elections will be under scrutiny by both national and international observers and media, the Union Election Commission has announced.

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Cooperatives loans top K200b

The Ministry of Cooperatives has loaned nearly K200 billion to cooperative associations across the country since launching a microfinance program in 2006, deputy minister U Than Tun says.

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Jail time builds up for oustpoken activist

Ko Htin Kyaw, leader of the Movement for Democracy Current Force (MDCF), has been sentenced to a total of 11 years and four months in prison for alleged public order offences in recent months.

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Rights groups write to Obama over prisoners

Activists say they will use the next round of ASEAN meetings to highlight the government’s failure to release all political prisoners, as new figures show more than 200 people are in jail or on trial for political activities.

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Thousands urge government to name park after U Ottama

Rakhine politicians say more than 10,000 people are in favour of a proposal to rename Kandaw Mingalar Park in honour of the famed opponent of British colonial rule.

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Hope turns to anger as bell search ends

A spokesperson for the Dhammazedi Bell search effort has confirmed the search had stopped.

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Chinese team joins search as poor weather frustrates rescue effort

Gloomy weather and poor visibility were preventing helicopters from joining the search for two Myanmar climbers missing in northern Myanmar last week, as China sent a nine-member rescue team to the area.

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Lawyer says UEC may lack power to cancel by-elections

The Union Election Commission may have broken the law when it cancelled this year’s by-elections, according to a prominent legal expert.

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MSF signs new work agreement with government, eyes Rakhine return

AID group Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health, a step the group says it hopes will speed up its efforts to begin working again in Rakhine State.

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