The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 30 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Correction

The Myanmar Times  regrets an error in a photo caption that mis-identified deceased aid volunteer Ko Thar Poe.

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Flood coordination drastically improved, but not without flaws

Aid workers say relief efforts are much better coordinated now than in any previous natural disaster to hit Myanmar thanks to the opening of the Emergency Operations Centre, while locals allege that gaps in the government-led response have left them starving.

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Thura U Shwe Mann agrees to put ‘recall’ bill to a vote

Members of parliament will decide today whether to enact a controversial bill that would enable them to be impeached or suspend debate - a vote that some believe will serve as a bellwether of support for embattled Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann.

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MPs blame USDP turmoil for upper house closure

Upper house MPs have voted overwhelmingly to suspend the parliament session, despite still having to attend the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the joint sitting of the upper and lower house.

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Cherry FM back on the airwaves

Radio station Cherry FM has resumed regular broadcasts following an agreement between the Ministry of Information and the broadcaster’s management.

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Foreign experts surveying for new Chin State capital

Experts from Germany are taking surveys on the earth quality in Hakha, as plans to relocate the landslide-prone Chin State capital move ahead.

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As water recedes, mud poses new problems

Even as floodwaters recede, landslide-plagued Chin State and some villages in Sagaing Region remain inaccessible behind a thick wall of mud.

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Municipal poll winners frozen out

Three months after the election, four candidates  who won seats on Mandalay City Development Committee are yet to be sworn in.

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Replacement nominated for security minister

The commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has nominated a new Yangon Region minister for security and border affairs, Chief Minister U Myint Swe said yesterday.

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Police warn against weapons in cars

The Yangon Region Police Force has warned vehicle owners not to carry objects that could be considered weapons in their car.

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