Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Who will her president be?

Will Myanmar’s next president be a woman, a member of an ethnic minority or even a former general?

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Energy Ministry promises clampdown on oil prices

Energy officials have pledged to push down the price of petrol at the pump still further, as it emerged that some filling station owners are profiting from globally plummeting oil prices by keeping their prices up – or even raising them.

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Leprosy patients suffer months with no medical care

After nine months without medical care, the posting of a single doctor to a “leprosy village” in Yangon is only a small consolation for its nearly 200 residents.

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Workers fight employee contract stipulation

Only 2000 out of 23,000 registered factories have signed contracts with their employees, months after the Ministry of Labour instructed companies to draft legally binding documents.

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Kindergarten curriculum gets a reboot

A new kindergarten curriculum encouraging creative thinking will be introduced for the 2016-17 academic year, according to the Ministry of Education.

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U Shwe Mann among USDP ex-MPs invited to hluttaw opening

 Just like old times – 10 members of the ex-ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party have been invited by the winning National League for Democracy to attend today’s opening of parliament.

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ANP plans appeal for convicted MP-elect

The Arakan National Party says it is planning to appeal in court and lobby the election commission over the conviction last week of one of its newly elected MPs, a move that could cost the party a crucial seat in the state hluttaw.

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Choice of deputy Speaker stokes ANP dispute

The National League for Democracy’s first foray into the arena as the party of government may have sparked a double political crisis. The nomination of a prominent Rakhine politician as deputy Speaker of the upper house has alienated a major potential ethnic ally, while critics continue to question the background of the nominee for deputy Speaker of the lower house, a former militia commander whose name has been linked to narcotics.

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Meet the Speakers

Meet the NLD's choices to lead the hluttaw chambers

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NLD’s choice of former militia leader for deputy Speaker proves controversial

Confirming  informed speculation about the nominations for parliamentary speakers, National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with party MPs to reveal the party’s choices. As reported in The Myanmar Times, U Win
Myint, a member of the NLD central executive, is to be nominated for the key post of lower house Speaker.

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