The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Draft religion laws to be released to public next month

Two controversial “protection of religion” bills sent to a newly formed commission will be released to the public in May, the deputy chairman of the commission says.

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Myanmar's first J-school set for May launch

Myanmar's first independent journalism school will be founded next month – a move Deputy Information Minister U Ye Htut says comes at the behest of the Ministry of Information.

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Data holes emerge as census continues

Officials conceded last week that census data is likely to be incomplete in several parts of Myanmar, as tens of thousands of enumerators fanned out across the country to count the country’s estimated 11 million households.

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Religious leaders agree on interfaith teachings for children

Religious leaders have vowed to set up an interfaith dialogue mechanism to protect children’s rights and to prevent inter-communal violence on ethnic or religious grounds.

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Bus ticket prices soar as Thingyan approaches

Customers complain that bus ticket prices have soared as Thingyan approaches, with some some companies now charging double.

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Hilux bus ban delayed again

Owners and operators of Hilux buses have earned another reprieve, with the Yangon Region government delaying the introduction of a proposed ban on the use of the vehicles in most of the city.


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In the shadow of the census, a health crisis unfolds

In Rakhine State, the tally of preventable deaths grows by the day. Fiona MacGregor reports from the Te Chaung IDP camp, where she finds a humanitarian tragedy unfolding.


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"Hundreds of thousands" hit by Rakhine aid pullouts

“Hundreds of thousands of people” have been severely affected by the paring back of UN and NGO operations,  after mob attacks in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe forced aid agencies to pull staff from the region.

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Alleged drug dealer eludes police sting operation

An alleged drug dealer has escaped a police sting operation in Mandalay, while three others have been arrested. The man, U Aung Kyaw Moe, is on the run and possibly armed, police say.

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British Council launches $7m English language development project

A two-year project to develop English language teaching will see 50 language teachers from the UK spreading out to work in schools across Myanmar as part of an agreement between the British Council and Ministry of Education.

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