The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Women of Faith Network launched

The Myanmar branch of the Women of Faith Network was launched last week, bringing together Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim women who want to promote religious cooperation, build peace and end poverty.

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De-mining delayed until peace agreed

The process of clearing landmines from Myanmar has been delayed by the ongoing political crisis between the government and ethnic armed groups, President’s Office Minister U Aung Min said on November 30.

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Six-party talks could lead to political deal, Daw Suu Kyi says

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she is hopeful for a “good result” from proposed six-way talks between national political leaders, despite a government spokesperson declaring such a meeting “impractical”.

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President signs off on religious bills

Four controversial “protection of religion” bills were forwarded to parliament at the end of November, the President’s Office announced last week.

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‘Ancestral’ lands to be protected under draft policy

Unregistered ancestral lands and those under shifting cultivation will be registered and protected from confiscation under under a draft land use policy, a change land rights groups say would be a major step forward for tenure security.

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Norway FM reaffirms peace support

Norway's foreign minister pledged further support for Myanmar’s peace process in a meeting with government and ethnic armed group leaders last week despite recent violence in Kachin State that has threatened to derail ceasefire negotiations.

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Malaysia links deaths to unrest in Myanmar

Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country.

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Rohingya sea exodus claiming lives

Bibijan Rahimullah stepped aboard a small boat in Myanmar in October for what she was told would be a week-long journey to Malaysia to escape violence and discrimination afflicting her Rohingya ethnic group. 

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Parties wrap up peace dialogue framework

More than 50 political parties have approved a draft plan for future dialogue between the government and ethnic armed groups.

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On the campaign trail, where nobody knows your name

Candidates in Yangon municipal elections begin campaign activities but find residents know little about the December 27 vote.

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