The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Government rejects MNDAA offer for ceasefire negotiations

The government has ruled out opening negotiations with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a Kokang armed group, following clashes that have left scores of soldiers dead on both sides.

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Final arguments next month for ‘Buddha bar’ defendants

Final arguments in the “Buddha bar” court case are expected in early March, with the bar’s New Zealand manager and two Myanmar nationals facing more than four years’ prison.

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Experts warn of ‘urgent’ need to prepare Yangon for earthquakes

Earthquake experts met in Yangon this week to draw up plans to limit the damage that a seismic event could inflict on the city and its inhabitants.

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CSOs edge closer to deal on poll code

Electoral civil society organisations are continuing to work closely with the Union Election Commission in preparing for the general election later this year.

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Armed groups delay informal talks

The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team has delayed informal peace talks that were due to start in Chiang Mai today, in a move that is likely to push back the next formal meeting – and any chance of signing a nationwide ceasefire – to at least early March.

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Government pushed to act on nutrition ‘crisis’

A silent crisis threatens to rob millions of children of the future they deserve, a senior health official has warned.

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School for the blind to hold physio training

The Kyeemyindaing School for the Blind is inviting applications for a three-month course for physiotherapy starting in March.

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MPs get last call on funding for projects

Your time is up – that’s the message Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint has given MPs trying to secure funding for development projects.

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Government accused of misleading parliament on land returns

Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has acted to speed up the restitution of land seized from its former owners by ordering the two bodies concerned, the Farmland Investigation Commission and the Land Utilisation Management Committee, to work together.

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Students call halt to marches as MPs consider law changes

Student demonstrators called a temporary halt to their march on Yangon last week, giving MPs until the end of February to pass amendments to the National Education Law.

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