Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ex-president purges rivals from USDP

Former President U Thein Sein has strengthened his grip on the Union Solidarity and Development Party, expelling 17 senior members just days after resuming duties as party chair.

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NLD ‘iron rules’ stifle new parliamentarians

They're banned from speaking to the media. They need permission to ask questions in parliament. They are forced to stay in Nay Pyi Taw's municipal guesthouses. Welcome to life as a National League for Democracy parliamentarian.

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‘Peace process’ rumbles on without govt

Myanmar's peace process appears to be on auto-pilot. As fighters on both sides of decades-long civil war wait for the new government to announce its policy initiatives, the machinery and personnel of official institutions that no longer exist are continuing to arrange negotiations with ethnic armed groups, although to what end is not clear.

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Myanmar media still repressed: watchdog

Myanmar remains one of the most repressive media environments in the world, according to a new report.

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Tempers and temperature flare amid blackout

Power outages struck across the country over the weekend after a spate of unusual weather in Mandalay Region damaged a transmission line.

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Myanmar signs climate deal

Myanmar joined 174 other countries in signing the landmark Paris climate change accord at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22. The ceremony was billed as the largest ever one-day signing of an international agreement.

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At least eight killed as severe storms lash northern Myanmar

Violent storms that saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across the north of the country have killed at least eight people, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, according to officials.

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NLD could draft new constitution

The National League for Democracy may scrap efforts to amend the constitution and instead seek to write a new charter, a legal adviser to the party has revealed.

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NLD to look West, but not ignore its tough neighbours

Revered in the West almost as much as at home, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi may steer Myanmar’s foreign policy to a westward pivot to some degree, although the Nobel Peace Prize winner has already shown she understands the realities of dealing with powerful Asian neighbours.

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Ministries set for months-long review and overhaul

Don't expect quick changes. That was the message emanating from Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi announcing a restructuring of government ministries that could take up to two months.

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