Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD considers religious harmony law

A Law to protect religious harmony is being considered by the new government following failed attempts to pass such a bill in the previous parliament, which instead enacted controversial legislation seen as undermining religious freedoms.

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Yangon Zoo’s elephant show ‘grotesque’, animal rights groups say

As working animals around the region are dying from heatstroke, Yangon Zoo is forcing its elephants to perform strenuous tricks in temperatures upward of 40 degrees Celsius.

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Namhsan struggles to recover after fire

As stricken Namhsan rumbles and buzzes with the efforts of hundreds of construction workers labouring to raise the town from the ashes, in a hilltop monastery those who lost everything are now working to share the donations they received with those even more in need.

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KBC prepares to sue soldiers over murders

Kachin representatives determined to track down the murderers of two young teachers are to go to court to demand the right to put direct questions to the commander and soldiers of a Tatmadaw unit stationed near the crime scene.

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Anti-corruption commission may be reduced

Proposals to amend the 2013 anti-corruption law were submitted to parliament yesterday aimed at cutting the state budget.

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Judges given mandate by Mandalay chief minister

Judges have a special responsibility to uphold the law in an honest and unbiased manner, Mandalay Region’s chief minister told senior judiciary members in a conference on May 18.

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YCDC member presses for urgent municipal election

Continuing the Yangon City Development Committee saga yesterday, ousted member U Khin Hlaing called another press conference to dispute his effectively forced resignation.

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Rakhine braces for cyclone

Rakhine State is bracing for the expected impact this weekend of Cyclone Roanu, the first storm of the monsoon season which is likely to make landfall over Bangladesh while dumping heavy rains over Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships.

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Sagaing protest column sent to prison

Dozens of protesters have been detained by police and will face charges for staging a march on the capital.

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Mandalay monk convicted, fined for logging

A Popular monk who has spent months in jail and been called to court for 57 hearings in relation to his attempt to rebuild a pagoda compound is finally free.

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