The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC certifies 291 candidates for election

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) last week revealed a list of nearly 300 candidates for its upcoming election, scheduled to be held on December 27.

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November rain

Lower Myanmar will continue to experience wet weather through mid-November as the result of a series of storms in the Bay of Bengal, an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) said last week.

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Political prisoner claims disputed by government

The government has given up on a pledge to release all political prisoners, human rights activists claim.

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Report links minister to war crimes

Abuses carried out in one northern Karen township during a three-year period of a tatmadaw offensive rise to the standard required for war crimes and crimes against humanity, with a new report singling out three military figures  including current Home Affairs Minister Lieutenant General U Ko Ko.

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Looking forward: ASEAN 2014

Nyan Lynn Aung looks at a question many are asking as world leaders are set to descend on Nay Pyi Taw: what will be the legacy of Myanmar’s chairing of ASEAN?

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Journalism and the shaping of democracy

Nine Yangon-based journalists recently spent ten days at a workshop organised by Berlin newspaper The Tagezeitung, gaining some perspective on reporting in a new democracy.

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WWF focuses on Tanintharyi

The World Wildlife Fund plans to focus its efforts on green growth development, reforestation and biodiversity conservation in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region.

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MCDC evicts families for road project

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.

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Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future

Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker interviews Vicky Bowman about the reforms occurring in Myanmar, her affection for Mandalay and her new job promoting responsible business practices.

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MOI sues ‘Myanmar Herald’ weekly journal

The government said last week it would sue a newspaper for describing the words of President U Thein Sein as “absurd and insane”, amid mounting international concern over backtracking on press freedoms.

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