The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Local, foreign doctors to offer scoliosis treatment

Young people suffering from spinal complaints could receive free treatment under a program launched by Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Two die in police chase

Two men died in an incident in Tarmwe township on the night of June 21 which reportedly involved police cars chasing a motorbike.

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Kachin group considers ICJ case

Frustration grows over the government’s inability to solve the case of two Kachin women murdered in January.

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Culture ministry deflates firms offering balloon rides in Bagan

The image of balloons over Bagan could be at risk if the Ministry of Culture has its way. The ministry has asked the President’s Office to stop the hot-air balloons from flying low over the city’s fabled pagodas in case they do damage.

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Worker rescued after 34-hour ordeal

A worker who was trapped under collapsed scaffolding and concrete at a construction site in Mandalay was finally freed following a desperate 34-hour rescue effort by the Red Cross Society and Fire Services Department.

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South Korea to train permanent secretaries

South Korea will train Myanmar’s newly appointed permanent secretaries to help the country’s bureaucratic reform, an official of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) has announced.

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Minimum wage to be set this month: labour minister

Garment factory owners remain opposed to the wage, citing worries over gaining market share.


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UEC rolls out next phase of voter list program

The Union Election Commission yesterday launched the latest phase of displaying voter lists for public verification in 21 Yangon townships and several states and regions across the country in preparation for the November general elections.

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NLD scales back participation in constitution debate

The National League for Democracy will trim the number of its MPs who will take part in three days of debate on proposed constitutional amendments that will begin in parliament today.

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Sangha committee a no-show at Ma Ba Tha conference

A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.

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