The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Constitution amendment bill expected next session

MPs will begin deliberations on a constitution amendment bill in early January 2015.

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MPs support push for six-person talks

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved a proposal calling for a meeting between the country’s major political leaders to discuss constitutional reform.

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New hospital building to open in Mandalay

A new 10-storey building will open at Mandalay General Hospital in January to cater to up to 500 additional patients.

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Pilot project targets forest conservation

The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has deployed a pilot project in Shan State to persuade farmers to change age-old patterns of cultivation that risk depleting forest resources.

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Exhibition to show off traditional textiles

The excellence of traditional textile techniques is to be celebrated in an exhibition from December 13 to 19 at the River Ayeyarwady in Kyauktada township, Yangon.

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White card-holders cut from voting in referendum

Holders of temporary identification documents – better known as white cards – are likely to be barred from voting in a national referendum on constitutional change proposed for May 2015.

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Land consultations too short, CSOs warn

Civil society groups have called on the government to give them more time to respond to a draft national land-use policy, saying that planned consultations due to end at the end of the month have been too rushed.

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Shwekyin meeting scheduled for January

At least 1000 members of the Buddhist clergy are expected to attend a conference in Yangon Region’s Hmawbi township in early 2015, the organising committee said.

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Demands grow for minimum wage

Workers’ rights activists are demanding that the government take action to carry out labour laws enacted in March last year. One says failure to do so amounts to a continuation of forced labour.

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Talks between Shan, Pa-O break down

The chair of the Pa-O National Liberation Organisation (PNLO) has ruled out further negotiations with the Shan State Army-South (SSA-South) after the two armed groups clashed over a territorial dispute.

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