The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thura U Shwe Mann agrees to put ‘recall’ bill to a vote

Members of parliament will decide today whether to enact a controversial bill that would enable them to be impeached or suspend debate - a vote that some believe will serve as a bellwether of support for embattled Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann.

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MPs blame USDP turmoil for upper house closure

Upper house MPs have voted overwhelmingly to suspend the parliament session, despite still having to attend the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the joint sitting of the upper and lower house.

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Cherry FM back on the airwaves

Radio station Cherry FM has resumed regular broadcasts following an agreement between the Ministry of Information and the broadcaster’s management.

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Foreign experts surveying for new Chin State capital

Experts from Germany are taking surveys on the earth quality in Hakha, as plans to relocate the landslide-prone Chin State capital move ahead.

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As water recedes, mud poses new problems

Even as floodwaters recede, landslide-plagued Chin State and some villages in Sagaing Region remain inaccessible behind a thick wall of mud.

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Municipal poll winners frozen out

Three months after the election, four candidates  who won seats on Mandalay City Development Committee are yet to be sworn in.

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Replacement nominated for security minister

The commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has nominated a new Yangon Region minister for security and border affairs, Chief Minister U Myint Swe said yesterday.

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Police warn against weapons in cars

The Yangon Region Police Force has warned vehicle owners not to carry objects that could be considered weapons in their car.

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More than half of rape cases involve children

Almost 60 percent of rapes reported to police in Yangon Region in the first half of this year involved a victim under 16 years, down slightly on the 70pc recorded last year.

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Emotional farewell for flood volunteer

More than 150 people bid farewell to aid volunteer Ko Thar Poe yesterday, after he died in a tragic car accident while returning to Yangon from flood-hit areas.

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