The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 29 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD to help expelled members get citizenship

The National League for Democracy has been forced to expel more than 8000 members who hold associate or temporary citizenship, but says it will help them get full citizenship if they are eligible so they can rejoin the party.

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Constitutional change: Still time to clear up the mess?

With the UEC casting doubt on a referendum and six-way talks on hold, the window for change is narrowing.


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KBC requests foreign help for investigation

The Kachin Baptist Convention has asked the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States to participate in the investigation of the rape and murder of two female volunteer teachers last January.

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Voting in Wa, Kokang and Mong La in doubt

Voter registration is not being carried out in areas of Shan State deemed to be insecure, and voting may not take place in those areas in November.

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Political, cultural research centre launched

A study and research centre devoted to the country’s history, culture, society, politics and economics was opened on March 18.

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Porn, gambling, extremism: Government to rein in illegal dishes

Illegally imported satellite dishes will be banned because they provide access to pornography, gambling and religious extremism, Minister for Information U Ye Htut has told parliament.

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Bus lines warned against fare hikes

Bus companies who soak their customers during the water festival will get hung out to dry, transport authorities say.

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Two Mon parties abandon merger plan

Nearly three years of talks have broken down as two Mon State political parties have failed in their bid to unite.

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Government to replace ageing fleet after sinking

The ferry tragedy off the coast of Rakhine State has prompted the state government to replace the old ferries of the Aung Takon line with new vessels, chief minister U Maung Maung Ohn told The Myanmar Times on March 17.

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Overloading blamed for ferry accident, as death toll hits 63

As teams of volunteers recovered the remains of those lost in the Aung Takon 3 ferry disaster of March 13, further details have begun to emerge of the events immediately surrounding the tragedy, including eyewitness accounts.

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