The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 26 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Commission warns Mon party over statement

The Mon National Party has received a warning from Mon State election officials over a joint statement it issued with an ethnic armed group taking part in ceasefire talks with the government.

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Cultural, environment protections promised for Amarapura project

A model village project that would recreate an ancient community will preserve the environment and respect history, a development company spokesperson assured journalists yesterday.

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Pharmacies pledge not to sell sexual stimulants

No sex pills please – this is Nay Pyi Taw. Pharmacies throughout the capital have pledged to clear their shelves of amphetamines and sexual stimulation drugs for the duration of the Thingyan water festival, Police Colonel Zaw Khin Aung, deputy head of Nay Pyi Taw Police Force, said yesterday.

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Charges for director, CEO of Russian fishing firm

The number of Myanmar fishermen confirmed dead in a Russian trawler disaster climbed to 16 yesterday, as rescue ships carrying survivors and the bodies of victims recovered from the wreckage arrived at port.

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Ministry orders ban on sand mining

Rakhine State government and Thandwe township administration office point the finger at each other for sand mining at Ngapali beach.

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President calls 48 parties to meeting today

With political leaders still on tenterhooks following the April 6 invitation to be prepared for the long-awaited six-way talks on the constitution, President U Thein Sein has invited representatives of no fewer than 48 parties to meet on vital issues today.

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Letpadan detainees hit with fresh charges

Activists hit with 50 charges each as a result of march from Mandalay to Yangon.


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Supreme Court agrees to hear U San Sint appeal

Former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint, now serving 13 years for misuse of public funds and for sedition, has had his request for an appeal accepted by the Union Supreme Court, his lawyer said on April 6.

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Lower house rejects students’ demand to form unions freely

The lower house of parliament yesterday rejected a key student demand for the right to form unions freely in approving a draft bill that amends the controversial National Education Law passed last year.

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Maritime worker group urges government to sign 2006 convention

Maritime Labour Convention would protect seafarers while giving greater certainty to companies in the sector.

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