The Myanmar Times
Monday, 29 June 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Youth leaders hit streets to promote unity

If all the citizens of Myanmar, whatever their ethnicity, worked for unity with same enthusiasm shown in support of the U23 football team at last week’s SEA Games, the prospects for peace and development would improve.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calls for ‘clean politics’

National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called for “clean politics” in a video message marking her 70th birthday on June 19, saying looming elections would be crucial in deciding the country’s future.

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Blood donations mark NLD leader’s birthday

More than 200 people queued to donate blood on June 19 in honour of National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrated her 70th birthday that day.

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Speaker rebukes dissenting MP as Yangon city plan approved

Opposition MP questions whether landowners in the project area have connections with government officials.

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Japan offers $3.5m in aid

Japan on June 20 offered US$3.5 million to assist Muslims from Rakhine State who attempt to flee Myanmar in boats.

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Student unions left out of education law

The joint houses of parliament yesterday rejected key student demands in approving the final version of the amended National Education Law, ending months of controversy that had led to protests and mass arrests.

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Ceasefire demands violate ‘national causes’: military

The future of the national ceasefire process was looking dim yesterday as Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing made it clear that the military would be unlikely to accept all additional demands from the ethnic armed groups.

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Police unit seeks better relations with media

The Yangon Region Police Force has formed a new media unit aimed at building better relations between journalists and law enforcement officials.

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MPs face restrictions in next week’s constitutional debate

Scores of MPs have registered to debate long-awaited constitutional amendment bills next week but some have expressed concerns over restrictions on what can be discussed and the likely voting system.

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Defiant U Ye Htut says Yegu tender will continue

In apparent defiance of parliament, the government says it will continue with plans to sell off the 90-acre transmitter site at Yegu, in Yangon’s Mayangone township.

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