The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Facebook vows to tackle hate speech

Officials from the social media giant Facebook have spoken to government officials to explain its stance against hate speech, as Nay Pyi Taw looks to curb inflammatory comments in the wake of recent violence in Mandalay.

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Muslims in Mandalay avoid mosques after violence, arrests

Many of Mandalay’s Muslims are staying away from mosques – and some have even fled the city – as fear grips their community that further sectarian violence could ignite at any time.

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Family, friends pay tribute to man killed while helping others

The Myanmar Times speaks with Ma Nwe Ni Hnin, widow of the Buddhist man killed during recent unrest in Mandalay.

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MPs agree to continue land dispute body

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has extended the term of a commission tasked with investigating land confiscations indefinitely.

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MPs cry poor as bill committee proposes five-fold pay increase

How much should an MP be paid? It’s a debate that generates fierce opinions around the world and is soon set to become a major issue in Myanmar, with some MPs pushing for a five-fold salary increase.

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NGO program trains villagers in Mon State about child labour

A local organisation that promotes children’s rights has been training villagers in Mon State’s Chaungzon township in an attempt to reduce child labour exploitation.

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Minister touts tourism potential of first World Heritage sites

Tour operators are being urged to promote three ancient Pyu cities that were recently awarded World Heritage site status by the UNESCO.

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High school to be free in 2015

High school enrolment fees will be abolished in the next academic year, the government has announced. The move follows the introduction of universal free primary and middle school education in recent years.

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‘We will save our Mandalay’: Civil society forms committee to combat violence

Civil society groups in Mandalay have formed a “Peace Making Committee” to help prevent further outbreaks of violence.

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MPs agree to strengthen corruption commission

An amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law that MPs say could give the Anti-Corruption Commission more powers to tackle high-level graft has been passed by parliament’s upper house.

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