The Myanmar Times
Monday, 15 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MPs lead charge as critics slam city plan

The Yangon Region government’s proposal for a massive city expansion project with a mysterious public company linked to Chinese interests has sparked intense debate.

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Government backflips on expansion contract

The Yangon Region government has backtracked on its controversial decision to award the contract for a 30,000-acre city expansion project to a little-known public company, announcing that it would instead conduct a tender.

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More rain likely in September

Coastal areas can expect further heavy rainfall in September, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology warned last week, ahead of the official end of the monsoon season on October 10.

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MP to take fight against YCDC to Nay Pyi Taw

A regional parliamentarian whose proposal to abolish and re-form Yangon City Development Committee according to the law was rejected says she will take her fight to the national legislature – and possibly the Constitutional Tribunal.

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Taiwan honours troops killed in Myanmar

Taiwan last week honoured tens of thousands of Chinese Nationalist soldiers killed in World War II in Myanmar, many of whom came to the rescue of British troops.

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Human rights less important than ‘nationalism’: senior monk

A Senior Buddhist monk has urged political parties to prioritise “nationalism” – or “the interest of national ethnic groups and citizens” – over human rights.

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Ceasefire to be sent for hluttaw approval: negotiators

The government has promised armed ethnic groups that agreements arising out of the nationwide ceasefire and subsequent political dialogue will be enshrined in legislation, peace negotiators from both sides say.

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Push on for higher alcohol taxes

Health chiefs are planning to rein in alcohol use through a five-point plan to improve the nation’s health – and maybe cut crime. 

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Senior General orders investigation into death of Lahu militia member

Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has launched an investigation into the killing of a member of a Lahu people’s militia in eastern Shan State in June, sources in the area say.

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US firm’s investment to tackle MDY power woes

Myanmar will see a boost in power from a solar project that backers say could produce up to 12 percent of the country’s power generation when it becomes fully operational.

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