The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Women dominate president’s scholarship

Women could be set to dominate the upper reaches of the country’s future civil service as female candidates for prestigious scholarships outnumber male candidates by five to one.

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Buddhist group plans marriage bill protests

People across the country will take to the streets in favour of a controversial bill that could force people to change their religion, senior Buddhist clerics have warned.

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KNU moves to delay unification talks

The proposed unification of Kayin ethnic armed groups into the Kawthoolei Armed Forces continues to stir controversy, with the Karen National Union attempting to put off any decision on the creation of the coalition until 2016.

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DKBA rejects link to journalist

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army has rejected Tatmadaw allegations that a freelance journalist killed in military custody was one of its members.

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Wake up and smell the ‘budding rose’, UN rep tells rapporteur

Myanmar's top diplomat at the United Nations has reiterated calls for the country to be dropped from the group’s human rights agenda, as he accused the international community of overlooking the reforms undertaken by the government over the past three years.

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Activists charged after protesting reporter death

Mandalay activists face charges after holding a candlelight protest on October 27 to call for an investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi.

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Media law will force ministries to respond to information requests

Draft by-laws for the News Media Law will require government ministries to reply to media enquiries within 24 hours and take action against staff who do not respond in time, a senior Myanmar Press Council (Interim) official says.

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Police accept complaint from wife of slain journalist

Police at Kyaikmayaw in Mon State have accepted a complaint from the wife of journalist Ko Par Gyi, who was shot and killed while in military custody earlier this month.

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Drug dealers descend on Mingalar Taung Nyunt

Drug dealers from across the country are increasingly setting up shop in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, police say, taking advantage of its large and ethnically diverse population, access to wholesale markets and thriving nightlife to peddle illicit substances.

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ASEAN Summit delays peace meeting

Talks between the government and representatives of armed ethnic groups aimed at reaching a nationwide ceasefire will resume after the ASEAN Summit in November, a member of the Myanmar Peace Center said last week, but denied suggestions the delay was due to a “deadlock” in talks.

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