The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

U Myint to lead overhaul of statistical indicators

One of Myanmar’s leading economists has been tasked with overhauling the government’s statistical system and restoring credibility to financial indicators that were regularly manipulated by previous government for political reasons.

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Students say they will hold conference during ASEAN summit despite ban

Student unions say they will go ahead with a conference in Yangon on the new education law that they oppose, despite it being banned by the authorities who say its clashes with the ASEAN summit in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Nothing gained or lost for ASEAN chair

The second ASEAN Summit for 2014 will be held in Nay Pyi Taw from November 12 to 13 and, as Kyaw Lin Oo reports, it has been business as usual for Myanmar and the other member countries in 2014.

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Residents spurn low-cost housing move

Up to 5000 households face eviction as they defy government attempts to rehouse them in low-cost apartments they say are too expensive.

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Students continue education protest

Students have pledged to keep opposing the National Education Law signed last week by President U Thein Sein despite repeated protests.

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Manaw Festival set to return to Kachin State

Myitkyina’s multiday Manaw Festival will be held January 5 to 11, 2015, organisers have announced, following a three-year hiatus due to instability in Kachin State.

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Community policing program aims to gain the trust of the public

“May I help you?” Such is the friendly tone police officers are seeking to assume in dealing with the public as the force reinvents itself as a community service, while shedding a rather more sinister reputation.

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Daw Suu warns against over-optimism about reforms

Don’t get your hopes up about reforms in Myanmar, opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the heads of state and government that will be visiting the country this week.

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Body of journalist exhumed

The body of slain journalist Ko Par Gyi was exhumed on November 5 and sent for a post-mortem at Mawlamyine township hospital by a forensic specialist team the same day.

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Protesters demand answers in shooting

Activists and students from across upper Myanmar held a second protest in Mandalay last week, continuing to demand that the government reveal how freelance reporter Ko Par Gyi came to die in military custody.

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