The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 21 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Regional green growth centre to open this week

Norwegian royalty will visit Yangon this week for the opening of the Center of Excellence for Greening (CoE-G), which will also house the ASEAN Institute for Green Economy.

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S Korean ships make goodwill stop

Two South Korean warships paid a goodwill visit to Myanmar last week in response to the visit to South Korea of Myanmar’s defence chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

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Remote-area students to get priority at technology schools

A scheme to help poor students from remote areas of the country access higher education in scientific, technical and medical fields was announced at a press conference last week.

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Speaker seeks bail for Koh Tao accused

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint has offered to act as personal guarantor in the case of the two Myanmar men accused of murder in Thailand.

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Workers seek stronger dispute settlement law

About 600 workers have protested in Mandalay calling for further amendments to the Labour Dispute Settlement Law.

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SSA-South calls for political dialogue instead of ceasefire

A senior Shan State Army-South official has questioned whether armed ethnic groups should sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement and proposed the immediate launch of political dialogue.

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Bogyoke Aung San birthday bash planned

Grand festivities are planned in Mandalay to mark the centenary of the birth of Myanmar’s father of independence, Bogyoke Aung San, on February 13, 2015.

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U Thein Sein urges parties to maintain stability ahead of election

President U Thein Sein has urged political parties to cooperate in maintaining a stable political situation leading up to next year’s general election.

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Catholics celebrate milestone in Yangon

Thousands of Myanmar Catholics marked 500 years of the church’s presence inside the country in a lively celebration at a Yangon cathedral held four years late because of religious restrictions under the former military government.

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Calls grow for end to Unlawful Association Act

Ethnic leaders and activists say the Unlawful Association Act is harming public participation in the peace process.

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