Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Village administrator accused of keeping grip on land

Though the land they claim has now been disgorged by the military that seized it, Sagaing Region residents say they are still trying to recover their fields from the local village administrator who is holding on to them.

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Farmers told to prepare for drought as El Niño’s stay extended

Just six months after record-setting floods wreaked havoc on crops, farmers are being told to get ready to withstand severe drought. Meteorologists predict it’s likely to be one for the decades.

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High hopes rest on hluttaw

Following the inauguration yesterday of the newly elected lower house, Ashok Manandhar interviewed Yangon residents on their hopes for the new MPs

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Parliamentary sketchbook: the NLD takes their seats

After decades of waiting, finally, a representative parliament is ushered in. It had been a long wait: Almost three months since the election that swept Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy to victory, on top of years of being kept on the sidelines by military control. Today, Myanmar’s NLD MPs took their seats in parliament as the ruling party.

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Myanmar nationals said to be among 39 drowned

Myanmar migrants were among the 39 people who drowned in the Mediterranean on January 30, according to Turkish state media.

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Who will her president be?

Will Myanmar’s next president be a woman, a member of an ethnic minority or even a former general?

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Energy Ministry promises clampdown on oil prices

Energy officials have pledged to push down the price of petrol at the pump still further, as it emerged that some filling station owners are profiting from globally plummeting oil prices by keeping their prices up – or even raising them.

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Leprosy patients suffer months with no medical care

After nine months without medical care, the posting of a single doctor to a “leprosy village” in Yangon is only a small consolation for its nearly 200 residents.

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Workers fight employee contract stipulation

Only 2000 out of 23,000 registered factories have signed contracts with their employees, months after the Ministry of Labour instructed companies to draft legally binding documents.

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Kindergarten curriculum gets a reboot

A new kindergarten curriculum encouraging creative thinking will be introduced for the 2016-17 academic year, according to the Ministry of Education.

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