The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

'Unity' testimony throws trespassing allegations into question

Witnesses in the Unity journal trial have testified that they did not see any signs warning that a military factory was designated a restricted area.

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Census off to a bad start in Rakhine State

Rakhine organisers of the first census to be held in Myanmar for 30 years had decided they might as well ignore international standards and get the most controversial question over and done with first.


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Ban Ki-moon calls president over census concerns

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has called President U Thein Sein, urging him to ensure that the nationwide census currently underway is conducted in a peaceful and credible manner. 

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UN extends special rapporteur mandate

The United Nations has extended the mandate of the special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar and renewed its call for the government to allow the opening of a country office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Census procedures raise ‘serious questions’: UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund said on Monday that recent statements from the government on self-identification in Myanmar’s census raise “serious concerns” about its commitment to upholding international standards.

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War and peace: ceasefire talks and the future of the KNU

KNU Central Executive Committee member U Mann Nyein Maung on the Tatmadaw, a federal army and the hope of finally achieving peace for his people.


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Girl killed as police disperse Sittwe riots

The death of an 11-year-old girl during riots in Sittwe on March 26 has brought home the brutal consequences of pre-census tensions.


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‘Damaged dignity’ sees Times writer guilty of defamation

A senior reporter from The Myanmar Times was found guilty of defamation and fined K10,000 after a 10-month legal battle in Mandalay.

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Protestors lash out over Dhaka newspaper op-ed

Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.

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Military spending still dwarfs education and health

Despite years of falling allocations, defence spending remains a prominent feature of the budget recently adopted by parliament.

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