The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

House Speaker gets warm homecoming on Pyu visit

Thura U Shwe Mann sizes up the electoral competition in the constituency he plans to contest in November.

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Many big-name Bagan hotels left off encroachment list

The government has named 11 buildings in Bagan that are facing charges for flouting cultural laws but the list contains none of the well-known luxury hotels whose construction has violated the same regulations.

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Chin government seeks K20 billion to repair flood damage

The Chin State government has asked Nay Pyi Taw for more than K20 billion to repair damage from recent flooding.

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Amid the flooding, a young life saved

Not yet a year old, Ma Hnin Pa Lae is so severely malnourished she weighs less than one-third of what a healthy baby her age should weigh.

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Fresh opposition for relaunched ‘new city’

A controversial Yangon expansion plan is again being picked apart in parliament for a lack of transparency over who will build it.

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Sitting MP blocked from running again

The Union Election Commission has blocked a serving MP – a self-described Rohingya from Rakhine State – from standing as a candidate in the November 8 election.

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Campaign season arrives early on the outskirts of Yangon

Has the campaign period begun? While the Union Election Commission is yet to announce the formal start of campaigning, the National League for Democracy certainly thinks so.

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NLD bans candidates from speaking to media

The National League for Democracy has barred its candidates from speaking to the media or participating in public debates, the second such gag order the party has issued since gearing up for the elections.

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Police charge junior engineer over fire at MEC gas factory

Senior officials from a military-owned gas factory have escaped police charges over an explosion and fire on August 21.

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Graffiti students launch hunger strike

Four students facing charges for allegedly spraying criticism of the National Education Law on the front of Mandalay’s Yadanarpon University.

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