The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MCDC pursues private tenders for Yetagun Taung golf course

A third  Mandalay-area golf course will be run by a private company following a tender from Mandalay City Development Committee.

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Editorial: Pay rises can wait

On March 20, the deputy minister for finance discussed the government’s proposal to increase salaries in parliament.

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Negotiators seek to break impasse on military affairs

Wrangling over key military issues has long threatened to block a nationwide ceasefire agreement with Myanmar’s various ethnic groups, a key plank of the government’s reform program.

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Pay hike plan delays budget bill approval

Parliamentarians have ordered the government to submit a more detailed proposal for civil servant salary increases by today if it wants them to be included in this year’s budget bill.

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Peace teams agree to break as clashes reported in Kachin, Shan

After six days of chipping away differences over the elusive nationwide ceasefire agreement draft, government and armed ethnic group negotiators yesterday decided to take a breather until the end of the month when they will seek to tie up remaining loose ends.

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Ferry death toll increases as parliament demands inquiry

As volunteer searchers found the bodies of six more victims of the Aung Takon 3 ferry disaster over the weekend, the Amyotha Hluttaw agreed to set up a Union-level inquiry into the sinking.

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Parliament to begin debate on education law changes

Changes to the controversial national education law that has sparked student protests are to move to the upper house of parliament for debate, with MPs given until late today to register their participation.

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‘People can challenge the mechanisms of oppression’

Democratic Voice of Burma, or DVB, began in 1992 when exiles in Norway began transmitting news and information back home by radio and shortwave into Myanmar. DVB is now based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from which U Khin Maung Soe spoke to Myanmar Times senior reporter Nyan Lynn Aung.

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‘Five years ago, people were afraid of politics’

In a frank and wide-ranging interview, Sai Aik Paung – chair of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (also known as Kyar-Phyu, or White Tiger) – talks to Myanmar Times reporter Lun Min Mang.

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VOXPOP: March of reconciliation

Teacher who requested anonymity (Falam, Chin State) - Over the past four years we have gained some more freedom to express ourselves publicly.

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