The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police reject monks’ copper mine lawsuit

Police yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by two monks who sustained severe injuries during clashes at a military-backed copper mine in 2012.

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MPs decide no jail for retailers who hike lottery ticket prices

Parliament has removed possible jail terms for retailers who sell lottery tickets above the official price from a lottery bill, despite warnings that it will not work as a deterrent.

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More delays for social security system rollout

The government’s revamped social security measures are struggling to gain traction with employers and workers.

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SSB to work with private clinics

The Social Security Board is planning to open free-of-charge clinics for labourers in cooperation with private companies.

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Government delays details of staff pay-rise plan

A decision on the draft budget for next year is set to be delayed further, with the government yesterday failing to provide clarification demanded by MPs on planned civil servant salary increases.

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Mandalay mother mourns a lost son

Verdict for those who instigated last year’s unrest brings back painful memories for long-time resident.


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‘Hardliners’ accused of stoking violence

Last July in Mandalay, four days of religious-infused riots left two bystanders dead, saw at least a dozen injured and tore a rift in the community’s Buddhist-Muslim relations.

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Birthday party at Secretariat sparks social media firestorm

Grandson of Ne Win writes of “a strong scent of nostalgia” at party in historic building for Ma Thi Thi Tun – reportedly the daughter of former trade minister U Tun Kyi, who was sacked amid corruption allegations.

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Seven years on, military retakes land at Pauk factory

A military factory that was the subject of a news article that ended with five people being jailed for seven years is at the centre of a fresh controversy, with residents in Magwe Region accusing local government officials of using devious tactics to help the military confiscate thousands of acres of land.

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‘Death Railway’ complex set for 2017 opening

A museum to commemorate the sufferings and achievements of those who built the Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is to open within two years.

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