The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 27 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Journalist death investigation continues

The Myanmar National Human Right Commission (MNHRC) will soon send a team to Mon State’s Kyaikmaraw township for a second time to investigate the death of a journalist, allegedly shot dead in military custody.

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Government salaries to increase

As state revenue skyrockets, parliament last week decided to raise civil service salaries, including the pay of soldiers and police.

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Htoo plans to establish search and rescue team

Htoo Foundation, which led the search for two missing climbers on Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State in September, hopes to help establish an emergency search and rescue team, its chief executive officer announced last week.

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Taungoo festival marks city’s royal heritage

The city of Taungoo in Bago Region last week marked the 504th anniversary of its founding as a royal capital with a festival celebrating its rich heritage.

 

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Kachin jade mines operating again

Jade mining in Kachin State has resumed as tensions caused by recent armed clashes ease, local observers say. A series of firefights broke out between Tatmadaw troops and armed groups in mid- and late October.

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DDR and the peace process in Myanmar

Armed ethnic groups must get over their aversion to disarmamant, demobilisation and reintegration processes to help peace talks move forward and bear fruit.

 

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Students protest education law as Obama pays historic visit

Hundreds of students gathered in downtown Yangon on November 14 to demonstrate against the National Education Law, as US President Barack Obama paid his visit to the former capital.

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PR stunt: Hluttaw votes down electoral change proposal

The Pyithu Hluttaw has voted to reject the controversial proposal to adopt Proportional Representation, opting to keep the current First Past The Post (FPTP) system in place.

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Obama warns of backsliding on reforms

Fears that Myanmar's reforms are stagnating are in the spotlight as it hosts US President Barack Obama during major regional summits showcasing the country's giddying transition from army-led isolation to international player.

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U Myint to lead overhaul of statistical indicators

One of Myanmar’s leading economists has been tasked with overhauling the government’s statistical system and restoring credibility to financial indicators that were regularly manipulated by previous government for political reasons.

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