The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon gets more no-parking zones

Traffic police have expanded Yangon’s no-parking zones to another four areas in a bid to fight traffic congestion.

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Political prisoners, detainees near 500

Almost 470 remain imprisoned on political grounds, according to activist group AAPP, despite a government promise now nearing 2 years old.

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Three-year judicial reform plan overlooks backlog of civil cases

Despite the adoption of a three-year plan to speed up the criminal justice process, litigants in protracted civil cases can expect no such relief.

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New-look Air Mandalay to resume scheduled flights

Grounded  domestic carrier Air Mandalay has declared itself “back in business”, launching a slick marketing campaign ahead of its planned relaunch on May 1.

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Family in dark on missing seaman

Almost  half of the Myanmar seamen on board a Russian trawler when it sank into freezing northern Pacific waters last week were missing and presumed dead as of yesterday, the fourth day of the search and rescue mission.

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Daw Suu moves to push forward constitution talks

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to push constitutional amendment that would nullify the military veto and enable her to run for the country's top position.

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Civil servants forced out of housing wait on rent payments

Government staff moved to temporary accommodation in Mandalay say the government has failed to pay up on promised rental payments.

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Suspect apprehended following Bagan pagoda thefts

Police  have seized a masked man in the act of climbing over a gate they were guarding, in an apparent attempt to rob a pagoda in Bagan.

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Lawyers to protect media freedom

Lawyers from around Myanmar are rushing to protect nascent media freedom with a new network to provide legal counsel and, if needed, legal representation to journalists.

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Lower house MPs to finalise education law

The  lower house of parliament is expected to vote on proposed amendments to the National Education Law this week before MPs take a break for water festival.

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