The Myanmar Times
Monday, 25 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kayah alliance pushes for electoral support

Ethnic Kayah and Kayan political parties continued their march toward consolidation into a single political entity yesterday, concluding a three-day conference in the Kayah State capital Loikaw.

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YCDC to test public mood on planned privatisation of garbage collection

Yangon City Development Committee has promised a public consultation period before it hands over responsibility for collecting and transporting the city’s garbage to private companies, officials said yesterday.

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Nurse receives Florence Nightingale prize

A Myanmar nurse has earned an international award given out by the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.

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More than 100 fishermen set for homecoming today

More than 120 men formerly enslaved on fishing trawlers in Indonesia will arrive home in Yangon this evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

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Ceasefire accord in danger, warns chief ethnic negotiator

NCCT leader rules out two-step process that would see groups fighting in Kokang sign ceasefire at a later date.


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Tatmadaw pursues retreating Kokang forces

Ethnic armed groups in Shan State’s Kokang region have accused the Tatmadaw of launching fresh offensives against their forces close to the border with China, even as some of the insurgents are retreating.

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Parliament approves $400m World Bank loan

Supporters of a US$400 million World Bank loan on May 12 brushed aside objections to approving it in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw by an overwhelming majority.

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Arbitration council orders Costec to rehire workers

South Korean company has until today to appeal against ruling by Yangon’s labour Arbitration Council.


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UEC trains political party members on voter education

Political parties are attending training in electoral law and the rules that will govern the November general election.

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Malaysian authorities to launch air search in response to distress calls

Malaysian maritime authorities announced an aerial search for boats believed to be carrying thousands of people fleeing Rakhine State and Bangladesh.

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