The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 01 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Workers get national-level skills certificates

Myanmar has taken a step toward enabling its workforce to function at an international level by setting a national-level skills test.

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Tatmadaw steps up offensive around Laukkai

The Tatmadaw has continued its offensive to flush out Kokang armed groups from areas around a flashpoint town on the northeastern border with China, state media said on February 20, in 11 days of fighting that have displaced tens of thousands of people.

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Union Day deal highlights deep divisions in KNU

Cracks have once again emerged in the ranks of the Karen National Union as a result of the group’s decision to sign the Union Day declaration on February 12.

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Secretariat rooms to open to public

Sections of Yangon’s colonial-era Secretariat building linked to Bogyoke Aung San are to be opened to the public, with the office in which he was assassinated, as well as the parliamentary building, set to become part of a museum.

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Drug resistant malaria heads west

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers have warned.

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Judges feel the heat despite steps to reform

The justice system strives for independence but is still being subjected to influence and pressures from the government, judges said at a workshop earlier this month.

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Leading MP backs state of emergency

The head of a parliamentary bill committee has give strong backing to the declaration of martial law in northern Shan.

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Commission updating Mandalay electoral rolls

Voter registration is now proceeding in four of the seven electoral districts in Mandalay Region, electoral officer says U Kyaw Kyaw Soe of the Mandalay Region Election Commission.

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Rare spoon-billed sandpipers return to Gulf of Mottama

Conservationists say that persuading local people to be more welcoming has helped boost the number of migrating birds that winter in the Gulf of Mottama.

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Tens of thousands flee Kokang clashes

Nearly 90,000 civilians in northeastern Myanmar are believed to have fled clashes between troops and ethnic rebels, an official said on February 18, as sporadic violence hampered efforts to evacuate those still trapped.

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