The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

War and peace: ceasefire talks and the future of the KNU

KNU Central Executive Committee member U Mann Nyein Maung on the Tatmadaw, a federal army and the hope of finally achieving peace for his people.


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Girl killed as police disperse Sittwe riots

The death of an 11-year-old girl during riots in Sittwe on March 26 has brought home the brutal consequences of pre-census tensions.


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‘Damaged dignity’ sees Times writer guilty of defamation

A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.

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Protestors lash out over Dhaka newspaper op-ed

Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.

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Military spending still dwarfs education and health

Despite years of falling allocations, defence spending remains a prominent feature of the budget recently adopted by parliament.

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Intl community condemns Sittwe violence

Members of the international community have condemned attacks on international aid and UN operations in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe and are calling on the Myanmar government to insure the protection of aid workers in the restive area.

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Panthay Muslims protect their name

Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.

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Pyin Oo Lwin demonstrators call for constitution changes

Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.

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New weather radars set to be rolled out

Three sophisticated weather radars will be installed in Myanmar within the next three years with assistance from the Japanese government, according to an official with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Senior monks observe government and international schools in Singapore

Principals of monastic schools, senior monks and project officials from the Monastic Education Development Group (MEDG) as well as officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs had their own learning experience when they visited two Singaporean schools between March 17 and 22.

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