The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Minister signals shake up to loss making state enterprises

The government will continue to assess the future of loss-making state enterprises, two ministers said last week, after revealing that almost half are losing money.

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Migrant activists send team to assist the accused in Koh Tao

A group of migrant rights advocates based in Myanmar has sent a team of legal advisers to assist two Myanmar men who allegedly confessed to murdering two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand.

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Snow hampered search for missing climbers, says Italian pilot

Bad weather and difficult terrain around Hkakobo Razi has severely hampered the search for the two climbers and three people on board a missing Thai search helicopter.

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Monsoon makes its exit for another year

It’s over for another year. The 2014 rainy season is pulling out of town, an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology confirmed on October 2.

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Charges are an ‘attack on students’ rights’, says activist

Angry students are threatening action in support of a young woman who faces a potential life sentence for allegedly abducting two Chinese surveyors working for the Letpadaung copper mine project.

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‘Unity’ sentences reduced, lawyer plans further appeal

Magwe Region Court on October 2 reduced the sentences of the chief executive officer and four reporters of Unity journal from 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour to seven years.

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Government plans resettlement from Jan ’15

The government will solicit help from the United Nations from January 2015 to resettle individuals from Rakhine State who do not qualify for citizenship under its controversial verification plan, according to a draft Rakhine State Action Plan.

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Both sides insist peace is still possible

Negotiators on both sides of the peace process have insisted that trust and commitment remain strong, despite recent talks in Yangon failing to result in a finalised draft nationwide ceasefire and recent clashes between ethnic and Tatmadaw soldiers.

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No media coverage for journalism conference

Journalists were not invited to cover a media conference bringing together members of the government, parliament, judiciary and media that was held over the weekend in Nay Pyi Taw, because organisers said they were concerned media coverage would stop participants from speaking openly.

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Delaying elections unconstitutional, politicians warn

Political leader have hit back at hints from President U Thein Sein that next year’s election may not go ahead unless a nationwide ceasefire agreement is signed, saying that any delays would represent a violation of the constitution.

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