The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 04 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Sangha committee a no-show at Ma Ba Tha conference

A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.

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Kachin accuse Tatmadaw of shelling church

Kachin State’s Baptist leaders have accused the Tatmadaw of destroying a church with artillery fire during clashes with fighters of the Kachin Independence Army in Hpakant township last week.

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President faces axe from USDP campaign

A bill now before parliament could prevent President U Thein Sein and other senior government officials, as well as senior judges, from campaigning in the coming elections as members of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party.

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Press Council to offer training on conflict safety

Journalists are to receive training in reporting in conflict situations under a new program set up by the Myanmar Press Council (Interim).

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Boredom and distrust on the border: A week with warring ethnic leaders

Journalists invited to attend a summit of armed ethnic groups in Kayin State instead found themselves trapped in the jungle with little to do.

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Illegal food, medicines destroyed

In a K200 million bonfire, illegal food and medicines seized by Mandalay’s Food and Drug Administration were torched at the city’s Aye Yeik Nyein Cemetery on June 19.

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Travel body reconsiders licence rules

After criticism from small- and medium-sized travel agencies, the Union of Myanmar Travel Association has re-opened the question of issuing licences to allow agencies to operate outbound tours.

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Constitution vote will not affect election decision: NLD

The National League for Democracy has again refused to commit to contesting this year’s election, but backtracked on an earlier statement that the decision to run would depend largely on the outcome of a push for constitutional reform.

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Collapse of scaffolding leaves two dead

The collapse of steel scaffolding at the under-construction Pullman Hotel in Mandalay on June 20 left two workers dead and 18 injured, rescue workers said yesterday.

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Clashes in Kachin displace villagers

Renewed clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army have driven at least 200 villagers from their homes in Hpakant township, according to local police and aid workers.

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