The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Flood-hit communities slated for relocation

Residents of 17 villages in Kalay, Kalaywa and Tamu townships plan to relocate their communities to safer sites to avoid future disasters, a Sagaing Region official said on August 20.

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Coordination key to flood recovery: NGOs

Humanitarians have called for better coordination and cooperation between the government and NGOs in flood recovery efforts.

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Migrants, squatters to be added to electoral rolls

Up to 300,000 residents without a fixed address or household registration documents will be eligible to vote in the November 8 election, the head of Yangon’s election commission has told The Myanmar Times.

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Commission opens door for ‘floating’ voters

“Floating” voters – those deemed to be living outside their home constituencies for more than six months – can apply to their local authorities to be included on voting lists for the election.

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Carter Center raises election concerns after six-month mission

One of five international observers to Myanmar’s election has raised concerns about preparations for the vote, but also praised a number of steps taken to date.

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Police seize imported goods from relief truck

Police have seized a trailer-load of goods bound for flood-hit areas of the country, apparently sent by members of two political parties.

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Thai police used roti vendors as translators

Thai police used two Muslim Rohingya translators with a very poor grasp of the Thai language to interrogate two Rakhine men accused of murdering British backpackers, it was revealed in court yesterday.

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Official sides against Tatmadaw in Taikkyi land dispute

A local official has told a court in Yangon’s Taikkyi township that land claimed by the No 1 Tatmadaw High School is not registered to the military.

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‘Yellow box’ plan faces election delay

Proponents of a road-marking system that they say could help alleviate the city’s traffic jams have been told it will only be implemented after the election due to the “confused” political situation.

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Kachin IDPs forced to flee fighting again

With roads impassable, the state government has refused to allow aid groups to send supplies by river.

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