The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt reaffirms rules on killing cows ahead of Muslim festival

The Ayeyarwady Region government has reaffirmed restrictions on the slaughtering of cattle ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next month.

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EU project to support production of fuel-efficient cooking stoves

The European Union and a French NGO are to fund a project to sell new cooking stoves in Ayeyarwady, Magwe, Mandalay and Sagaing regions that supporters say are 40 percent more energy efficient than Myanmar’s traditional wood-burning stoves.

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Committee formed to preserve Amarapura’s historic bridge

A Yangon-based donor has provided K10 million for the preservation of Mandalay’s historic U Bein Bridge, it was revealed last week, as a committee was formed to oversee the repair process.

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Scores injured after police ‘rescue’ official from workers

Clashes between police and angry workers occupying a shoe factory led to nearly 60 casualties on September 16, according to eyewitnesses.

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MPs okay controversial irrigation channel

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on September 19 approved funding for a K4.5 billion (US$4.64 million) irrigation project in Sagaing Region, despite concerns that it is being prioritised because it is the native area of a government minister.

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Government seeks funds for school meals

Child welfare officials have asked for more money to feed pre-school children amid concerns that Myanmar children are smaller and thinner than children in other countries.

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Hope fades for missing climbers

Rescue teams searching for two missing climbers in northern Myanmar say they have almost given up finding the pair alive and are now simply hoping to be able to recover their bodies so they can be returned to their family.

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Political parties split over peace dialogue proposals

Two competing groups of political parties plan to draft a proposed framework for political dialogue for peace talks planned for next year.

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Cattle smuggling causes animal shortfall in delta

Farmers in Ayeyarwady Region say cattle smuggling is on the rise, with animals illicitly spirited out of the delta and sold for meat in China and Thailand.

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Anger after union teachers transferred from Yangon

University teachers have accused the Ministry of Education of transferring them from Yangon to regional universities because of their involvement in union activities.

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