The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Draft policy to tackle advertisements for sub-par products

The Ministry of Information has proposed new rules for advertising aimed at cracking down on poor-quality products and fake promotions, but sources in marketing and ad sales say they may prove difficult to implement and harm local businesses.

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Leading Buddhist group under corruption cloud

Leaders of a century-old organisation central to the country’s independence struggle are mired in conflict, leading to the expulsion of central executive committee members and the launching of an inquiry into alleged corruption.

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Ayeyarwady River level rises in Mandalay

The level of the Ayeyarwady River at Mandalay has declined slightly after a rapid rise during the month of July, but officials say it could still reach its danger point.

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Traffic boss calls for tougher punishments

A Nay Pyi Taw traffic police official says community road safety awareness programs have so far had little impact on the number of accidents occurring in the capital.

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Government to receive foreign loans for road repairs

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved a US$80 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to upgrade the Maubin-Pyapon road in Ayeyarwady Region, and could get another $120 million for a road in Kachin State.

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Maubin to host national CSO forum

Each township will be represented at September 6-7 forum in Ayeyarwady Region town, organisers say.

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Secretary of State beds down with blacklisted businessman

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his delegation have stayed in a hotel owned by a blacklisted tycoon during their visit to Myanmar.

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South China Sea again dominates summit talks

ASEAN members say they will push China to advance consultations in an attempt to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, with the maritime issue poised to dominate yet another meeting of the 10-nation bloc.

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Muslim IDP killed by police in Sittwe

The President’s Office has confirmed that police forces in Rakhine State’s Sittwe township shot and killed a Muslim IDP on August 6 following a confrontation.

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PR debate hits Yangon’s streets

Debate on proportional representation has left the halls of parliament and emerged onto the streets of Yangon, with more than 100 people protesting against a proposed change to the voting system last week.

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