The Myanmar Times
Monday, 31 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Carter Center raises election concerns after six-month mission

One of five international observers to Myanmar’s election has raised concerns about preparations for the vote, but also praised a number of steps taken to date.

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Police seize imported goods from relief truck

Police have seized a trailer-load of goods bound for flood-hit areas of the country, apparently sent by members of two political parties.

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Thai police used roti vendors as translators

Thai police used two Muslim Rohingya translators with a very poor grasp of the Thai language to interrogate two Rakhine men accused of murdering British backpackers, it was revealed in court yesterday.

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Official sides against Tatmadaw in Taikkyi land dispute

A local official has told a court in Yangon’s Taikkyi township that land claimed by the No 1 Tatmadaw High School is not registered to the military.

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‘Yellow box’ plan faces election delay

Proponents of a road-marking system that they say could help alleviate the city’s traffic jams have been told it will only be implemented after the election due to the “confused” political situation.

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Kachin IDPs forced to flee fighting again

With roads impassable, the state government has refused to allow aid groups to send supplies by river.

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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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