The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD warns would-be candidates to stay off social media

The National League for Democracy has placed a gag order on would-be parliamentary candidates, telling them to stay off Facebook and other social media and to stop giving media interviews until the party has decided who it wants to run.

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Ceasefire negotiators dig in for more talks as clashes continue

Nationwide ceasefire talks billed as a last chance to forge a deal before the start of election campaigning look set to continue over the weekend as both sides of Myanmar’s long-running conflicts haggle over details of the text and who will sign it.

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Kokang rebels support election plans

Ethnic Chinese rebels fighting in Kokang yesterday expressed support for plans for the border region of northern Shan State to hold parliamentary elections in November with the rest of Myanmar.

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China responds angrily to life sentences for illegal loggers

Beijing yesterday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours.

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DKBA fires officers who led recent clashes

Renegade officers whose forces have clashed violently with government troops have been dismissed from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, the group announced yesterday.

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USDP lawmaker dies in Singapore

The former Minster of Industry and Mandalay lawmaker infamous for his hardline politics died after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage.

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UN plans to cut food to 200,000 IDPs

The United Nations plans to cut food aid to 200,000 people displaced by conflict in three states from next month, according to a statement released by the World Food Programme yesterday.

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Ministry approves nationwide union

The Ministry of Labour yesterday officially approved the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) as the country’s first national-level labour organisation, despite many other unions applying for similar status.

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Anger as government restricts NGO registration with by-law

Civil society leaders have condemned the recently released by-law for the Association Law, which they say contains provisions that could be used to restrict NGO registration and activities.

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Stalled youth centre could open next month

After a six-month delay apparently caused by fears of aggravating student discontent, the Union Youth Centre could finally open next month.

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