The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

First all-Myanmar team summits Hkakabo Razi

Two climbers from the Yangon University Hiking and Mountaineering Association successfully summitted Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State on August 31.

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Theatre workers demand resignation of national association boss

Everybody's a critic: theatre workers from upper Myanmar are demanding the chair of the Myanmar Theatrical Association resign over his comments on section 436 of the constitution.

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Mangrove plantation leader arrested

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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Rule of law centers to open in Mandalay, Lashio

Rule of law centres will open at Mandalay and Lashio universities within three months, U Khin Maung Than from the Mandalay Lawyers’ Network said last week.

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Hong Kong looks to cash in on arbitration market

A delegation from Hong Kong has visited Yangon last week to promote their territory’s business arbitration service, which helps to resolve disputes over contested commercial and industrial contracts.

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President seeks to delay state education reforms for 8 years

President U Thein Sein has proposed an amendment to a draft education law that would delay the full introduction of reforms for a further eight years, as criticism mounts that the law would be a step backward for education reform.

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May Myat Noe dethroned amid theft claims

Beauty queen leaves South Korea without telling pageant organisers, who allege that she has failed to return a tiara valued at US$100,000.

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Street vendors to clean up their act

Roadside food stalls are to be offered a clean-up program by the Myanmar Restaurant Association.


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Media forum to bring together ‘four pillars’ of democracy

Open government: That is the goal of a discussion to be held in October by the Ministry of Information involving parliament, the executive, the judiciary and the media.

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Police demand replica firearm owners hand in their weapons

Police have warned owners of airsoft guns - replica firearms used to play a combat simulation game known as airsoft - to hand in their weapons to police or face potential criminal charges.

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