The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Untouched Kabyar Wa beach faces an uncertain future

Government has awarded 13km of beach to a private firm, but not all are convinced it is the best way forward.

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Official blasts ‘narrow-minded’ opponents of crematorium

A township official in rural Sagaing Region has lashed out at local critics of a new crematorium as “narrow-minded bigots” after they voiced fears about the smells that would emanate from the building.

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UN urges rescue of 2000 people stranded off Rakhine

Some 2000 men, women and children are believed to be stranded on human traffickers’ boats off Myanmar’s Rakhine State coast and are in urgent need of help, the UN Refugee Agency said yesterday.

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Yangon-Dala bridge on track after compensation deal

A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.

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NLD eyes ethnic rep positions

Party plans to contest most seats in ethnic minority areas, including coveted ethnic minister positions.

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DMH monitors impact of El Niño on post-monsoon period

Meteorologists are keeping an eye out for possible storms as forecasters in the United States predict a high chance of El Niño conditions through the summer and into the autumn of the northern hemisphere.

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Election law amendments put to MPs

Draft laws amending electoral provisions to revoke the right of temporary citizens to vote were yesterday put before parliament.

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Myanmar shows willingness to help tackle trafficking

With thousands of people abandoned to a grim fate at sea and no government wanting to allow them off what the UN has called “boat coffins”, the Myanmar government yesterday showed the first sign of flexibility in what has otherwise been a rigid dismissal of its role in the crisis.

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Myanmar calls on China to strengthen border control

Myanmar yesterday signalled its growing frustration with China over the border war in the Kokang region by calling on its neighbour to strengthen controls along the rugged frontier to prevent infiltration by insurgents.

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Ceasefire accord dominates talks

The government’s goal of signing a nationwide ceasefire accord and launching a political dialogue with ethnic groups before the November elections dominated a meeting yesterday between President U Thein Sein and representatives of 71 parties.

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