The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 26 February 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Muse police reject home affairs minister’s comments

A senior member of a government team investigating the deaths of two Kachin women in January has disputed comments by the Minister for Home Affairs, in which he said two villagers were suspected of involvement.

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US criticism on religious freedom ‘political’: MOFA

The United States' decision to call Myanmar a "country of particular concern" over issues with religious freedom was a political act designed to keep the country under control, according to a leading government official.

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MP calls for halt to Nay Pyi Taw spending

An Upper House MP has called on the government to stop all projects in Nay Pyi Taw. U Myat Nyarna Soe told the Amyotha Hluttaw on February 10 that money invested in Nay Pyi Taw’s “giant road network” and other infrastructure was being wasted.

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UEC to meet civil society, parties

Political parties and electoral NGOs will meet this week with the Union Election Commission to discuss the codes of conduct that will govern their activities during the campaign.

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President backtracks on white cards

In a major backflip, the government has responded to growing protests against parliament’s decision to allow holders of temporary ID cards – better known as white cards – to vote in a planned referendum by cancelling the cards from the end of next month.

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Ministry processing first batch of PR applicants

Immigration officials have begun to process the first batch of applications for permanent residency.

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Parties call for dialogue over education, white-card protests

Ten allied political parties have called on protesters to resolve their grievances through negotiation and dialogue.

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India and Myanmar at odds on Tamu border immigration office

Confusion surrounds the status of an apparent agreement between the governments of Myanmar and India over the establishment of a visa-on-arrival system on their common border.

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K5000-a-day proposed for minimum wage

Workers should receive at least K5000 for an eight-hour day, say people who responded to researchers gathering data for the government’s minimum-wage enquiry.

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NLD forms campaign committee

Despite refusing to commit to contesting the general election later this year, the National League for Democracy has created a campaign group.

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