The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Human rights less important than ‘nationalism’: senior monk

A Senior Buddhist monk has urged political parties to prioritise “nationalism” – or “the interest of national ethnic groups and citizens” – over human rights.

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Ceasefire to be sent for hluttaw approval: negotiators

The government has promised armed ethnic groups that agreements arising out of the nationwide ceasefire and subsequent political dialogue will be enshrined in legislation, peace negotiators from both sides say.

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Push on for higher alcohol taxes

Health chiefs are planning to rein in alcohol use through a five-point plan to improve the nation’s health – and maybe cut crime. 

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Senior General orders investigation into death of Lahu militia member

Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has launched an investigation into the killing of a member of a Lahu people’s militia in eastern Shan State in June, sources in the area say.

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US firm’s investment to tackle MDY power woes

Myanmar will see a boost in power from a solar project that backers say could produce up to 12 percent of the country’s power generation when it becomes fully operational.

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Giant snails destroy paddy in Mon State

Monster snails as large as an adult’s fist have destroyed acres of paddy plantation in Mon State, farmers said last week.

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Irrawaddy dolphin numbers drop

Electric-shock fishing and the use of small-mesh nets has killed off many Irrawaddy dolphins, the Mandalay fisheries department says.

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Model killed after row

Police say they have charged a 22-year-old man with murder in relation to the death of an up-and-coming model, who died from stab wounds last week.

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Myanmar census shows population 9 million fewer than estimated

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.

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Blood samples will be flown to Germany for Ebola test

Blood samples from patients who may have the deadly Ebola virus are to be sent to Germany for analysis, the World Health Organisation says.

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