The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Government negotiators meet UWSA

Government peace negotiators met yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw with representatives of the United Wa State Army to discuss reducing military tensions between the two sides.

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Soldiers tell how they killed journalist, as hearing ends

Unsatisfied with findings of court hearing, widow of deceased reporter vows to continue pursuing case.


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Ministry promises tender for $170m Yangon-Dala bridge

Myanmar’s tallest bridge could be designed and built by foreign companies.

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Myanmar trio charged over murder plot

Three Myanmar men were charged yesterday with conspiring to murder a fellow national in Singapore with a gruesome collection of instruments including a chainsaw, a meat mincer, a cleaver and a chopping board.

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Government set to loosen grip on Red Cross society

Amendment bill will reduce the role of government officials in aid organisation.


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Former white-card holders cut from Rakhine voter lists

Rakhine State electoral officials have posted voter lists for public inspection ahead of the November general elections and, as expected, several hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims who hold only temporary ID documents had their disenfranchisement confirmed.

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UEC rejects call for more time on voter lists

The Union Election Commission has rejected calls from the National League for Democracy to extend the period for voters to check electoral rolls are accurate, insisting the two-week window is long enough.

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Expectations dip as army MP opposes loss of veto

Military representatives say they worry civilian MPs will destroy the “essence” of the 2008 constitution.

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Government calls on ethnic Kokang rebels to surrender

The question of Kokang inclusion has been a major stumbling block in the peace talks.


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El Niño could bring dry conditions to Myanmar

Meteorologists are predicting that El Niño could gather momentum in the coming months, intensifying from “moderate” to “strong” and increasing its influence on weather patterns in Myanmar and elsewhere.

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