The Myanmar Times
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Parties to join forces for Kayah State vote

Three parties based in or near Kayah State have decided to work together to increase their chances of success in the elections scheduled for later this year. 

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Vocational schools set for overhaul

Seven ministries are at work on a plan to reform vocational education and training institutes.

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Budget concerns cripple pension expansion

A plan to pay a monthly pension to the elderly may initially be restricted to people aged over 100 – because there is not enough money in the budget to pay everyone over 65, as the government had initially proposed.

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Market vendors protest lottery for new stalls

Stallholders in the old Thiri Yadanar Sanpya Market in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township say they are prepared to demonstrate against a plan that would deny many of them places in the new market – unless they win a lottery.

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At Kyaikhtiyo, wildlife trade on open display

Between the shops selling bamboo toys and fruit jam near Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda in Mon State, another trade trade takes place: that of the body parts of endangered animals.

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January 12 talks ‘a waste of time’: opposition

Opposition parties have criticised President U Thein Sein for calling a meeting of almost 50 political leaders, describing it as another effort to avoid proposed six-way talks.

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Hidden murals revealed at Ananda

An India-backed project is removing layers of lime from Ananda Pagoda’s whitewashed walls – the legacy of an ill-advised restoration campaign.

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Govt to continue fight against illegal timber

The government is planning further crackdowns on the illegal timber trade in northern Myanmar, a senior government official says, and also plans to reduce legal logging in the coming years.

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Trafficked Rohingya die in Thailand

Two more Rohingya migrants have died in southern Thailand after trucks packed with dozens of members of the Myanmar Muslim minority group were intercepted by authorities, police said on Wednesday. 

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Two more protesters charged at Letpadaung

Two more protesters opposed to a China-backed copper mine venture in Myanmar have been charged with offences that could see them jailed for up to five years, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

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