Friday, September 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bill on personal freedoms, security passes Pyithu Hluttaw

Despite objections from military MPs and uncharacteristic dissension from within the ruling party ranks, a bill aimed at protecting citizens’ personal freedoms and security was approved at a Pyithu Hluttaw session on September 20.

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Minister flouts evidence of illegal sawmills and logging near Mandalay

Taking a brazen step in a he-said-she-said argument in Mandalay’s parliament, a region minister denied photographic and first-hand evidence of illegal logging.

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Upper house MPs mull exams board law revamp

The 1973 Myanmar Board of Examination Law enacted under the military regime of General Ne Win should be revoked and replaced with legislation reflecting the country’s changed political landscape, Amyotha Hluttaw parliamentarian U Kyaw Naing (NLD; Yangon 12) told the upper chamber yesterday.

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Speaker urges lawful NRC verification

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint has called on the minister for labour, immigration and population to ensure that ongoing verification of National Registration Cards (NRCs) is being conducted in accordance with the law.

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MP airs concerns Dala bridge won’t go ahead

Dala township residents are worried that a slated bridge will not go ahead following comments made by Yangon Region’s chief minister at a meeting in June, according to an MP.

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Mandalay booze busts trending downward in 2016

Authorities in Mandalay Region have recorded more than 350 cases of illegal alcohol sales through August of this year, with the annual total headed for a significant drop for the second straight year.

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Union reports series of labour abuses at Thai oil company

Thailand's biggest oil company is facing a multi-pronged attack from the Myanmar government and unions after firing 18 Myanmar engineering technicians from its offshore installation in Zawtika.

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CID investigating murder of Tatmadaw engineer

Officials have yet to come to a conclusion in the investigation of a double homicide involving a military engineer and his wife.

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One killed, four injured in building collapse

A worker was killed and four others injured when a building under construction in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district collapsed on September 20, police said.

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More work needed to ensure people with disabilities access education: advocates

Government officials have been invited to attend a forum on problems faced by disabled people in Myanmar’s education sector. The forum will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in November and will be run by the Myanmar Special Education Association, an organisation which trains special education teachers.

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