The Myanmar Times
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Porn, gambling, extremism: Government to rein in illegal dishes

Illegally imported satellite dishes will be banned because they provide access to pornography, gambling and religious extremism, Minister for Information U Ye Htut has told parliament.

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Bus lines warned against fare hikes

Bus companies who soak their customers during the water festival will get hung out to dry, transport authorities say.

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Two Mon parties abandon merger plan

Nearly three years of talks have broken down as two Mon State political parties have failed in their bid to unite.

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Government to replace ageing fleet after sinking

The ferry tragedy off the coast of Rakhine State has prompted the state government to replace the old ferries of the Aung Takon line with new vessels, chief minister U Maung Maung Ohn told The Myanmar Times on March 17.

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Overloading blamed for ferry accident, as death toll hits 63

As teams of volunteers recovered the remains of those lost in the Aung Takon 3 ferry disaster of March 13, further details have begun to emerge of the events immediately surrounding the tragedy, including eyewitness accounts.

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Judge closes courts for labour activist hearings

Journalists and colleagues of labour activist Ko Thu Zaw Kyi Win were yesterday barred from sitting in on his first court appearance since being arrested for incitement on March 4.

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South Korea urged government to end labour protests

When Yangon labourers from five foreign-owned factories reeled out the picket lines and demanded a meagre pay boost at the end of January, their calls were initially dismissed.

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Journalists jailed for defaming military MP

Two staff from The Myanmar Post were sentenced to two months’ prison with hard labour by Mawlamyine Township Court yesterday for defaming a military MP.

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White armband campaign gears up to go national

A campaign to distribute white armbands in support of students arrested in the Letpadan police crackdown is gearing up to go national today, despite opposition from authorities.

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NNER meets hluttaw over education law changes

The National Network for Education Reform called on parliament on March 17 to consider amending the controversial National Education Law.

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