The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Arrests made over Mandalay killings

Police in Mandalay have arrested a number of people in connection with the killing of two men, a Buddhist and a Muslim, at the height of religious violence earlier this month.

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Veteran editor takes up senior post with ‘The Myanmar Times’

MCM buys Freedom Daily and Myanma Dana business magazine as it adds strength to its team in preparation for transition to daily publishing.

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Women set to shake up bus lines

A number of companies have begun hiring women for traditionally male-dominated roles in the transport industry.

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‘Unity’ journalists are political prisoners: committee member

A committee set up to push for the release of political prisoners will consider lobbying on behalf of five staff from Unity journal who were sentenced to 10 years’ jail with hard labour earlier this month.

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Millions sign petition, what comes next unclear

In a show of political strength beahead of next year’s elections, the National League for Democracy has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president.

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U Ye Htut resurfaces from study leave in US

Deputy information minister and presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has resurfaced after a weeklong absence from the press (and social media) in the wake of the Unity Journal verdict, apparently having taken leave to study in the US.

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Air Mandalay to buy up to 10 Mitsubishi planes

Air Mandalay has placed an order with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation for six MRJ90 aircraft, becoming the first Asian carrier outside to Japan to order the jet, which is being jointly developed with Toyota.

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Scam artist hits Nay Pyi Taw hospital

A doctor at a large public hospital near Nay Pyi Taw has filed a lawsuit against a man posing as a military officer who she alleges extorted money from patients and their families on several different occasions by using her name.

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Thailand rejects return rumours

Refugee groups have rejected reports that the Thai government plans to deport more than 100,000 refugees encamped along the border back to Myanmar.

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New special rapporteur touches down

The UN’s newly appointed special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar will begin her first visit to the country later this week.

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