The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pagoda repairs need official oversight

An Archaeology Department official in Mandalay has urged the public to stop funding the repair of ancient pagodas without the department’s knowledge.

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Report for water resources planned for November

A new report on managing Myanmar’s extensive waterways will be issued by the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) research team in November with the help of the Dutch government.

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U Zaw Zaw’s hotel was only option: US

The United States Embassy in Yangon said that it failed to recognise early enough that a hotel it was assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was owned and constructed by a blacklisted businessman, leaving no option but to use the venue to host Secretary of State John Kerry last weekend.

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Kerry plays down worry of stalled reforms

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Myanmar to continue down a path of reforms over the weekend, but said it was unrealistic to expect overnight changes in a country undergoing such a sweeping transition.

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Yangon bartenders to shake up competition

Myanmar is set to shake up the world of international bartenders by fielding not one but two prizewinning competitors in the Asia Pacific Cocktail Competition taking place this week in Singapore.

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Govt targets political dialogue in early 2015

Chief government peace negotiator U Aung Min says he wants political dialogue to begin in early 2015, after a nationwide ceasefire agreement is signed later this year.

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Informal talks build momentum for peace

Peace negotiators say they're optimistic a Yangon meeting will be the penultimate round of talks before a ceasefire draft is complete, but ruled out the chance of finalising an agreement in the coming days.

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Heavy rain to continue to end of August

July rainfall in coastal areas up significantly on the 30-year average, with Yangon recording a 38 percent increase on its average of 51.2cm.

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Little joy after Ramadan for Muslims in Meiktila’s camps

Girls and young women in brightly coloured dresses and laden with food parcels, many heavy with vermicelli pudding, dodge the rain in Meiktila.

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Hluttaw stays silent on conflicts

After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained unclear.

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