The Myanmar Times
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Government called to answer for armbanded civilian force

The government’s recent deployment of notorious plain-clothed vigilantes has raised a furor, with media and politicians yesterday both demanding an explanation.

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Tourism workshop sets sights on Kayah

The International Trade Centre is training tour operators to build up Kayah State as a tourist destination.

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Ethnic armies support CSO peace role – after ceasefire

Civil society organisations should be brought into the political dialogue between the government and armed ethnic groups once a nationwide ceasefire agreement is reached, according to Colonel Khun Okkar of the Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization.

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Police release 20 more Letpadan detainees

Police have released another batch of the 127 people arrested during the crackdown on student-led protests in Letpadan as 20 residents of the area walked free from Tharyarwady Prison yesterday evening.

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New judge in NLD official’s trial vows to ignore ‘pressure’

The new judge in charge of the trial of a prominent National League for Democracy member who stands accused of insulting religion has promised he will not be influenced by outside pressure.

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Anawmar owner takes to Facebook to dispel controversy

The general’s daughter at the centre of a social media storm over a party in the Secretariat has described the furore as a “misunderstanding”.

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NLD official questions election commission over voter list rules

A prominent opposition party member has questioned rules set by the Union Election Commission for scrutinising voters’ lists.

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Rakhine party eyes state hluttaw control

The Rakhine National Party (RNP) will contest 75 constituencies in the November election in a bid to win control of the Rakhine State Hluttaw – and possibly the regional government, if the constitution is changed to give legislatures power to form them.

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UEC to spend $3m on poll staff

Organising and supervising November’s elections could cost as much as K3.458 billion in staff costs, the Union Election Commission has calculated.

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Amid red tape, migrants headed to Malaysia decline

Tired of butting up against red tape and a lengthy government approval process, Malaysia’s demand for Myanmar migrant workers has plummeted this year, labour officials said.

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