The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

SNLD to field 160 candidates

Hopes that the two biggest Shan ethnic parties would present a united front in the November 8 election appear to have been extinguished entirely.

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Chin parties agree to hash out a plan for electoral cooperation

Ethnic Chin political parties are racing against time to come up with an agreement on which parliamentary seats to contest in the November 8 election.

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88 Generation backtracks over disclosing candidates

Anxious activists of the National League for Democracy will have to wait longer than expected to learn which outsiders the party is considering as its candidates for the November parliamentary elections.

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UEC introduces accreditation process for local and international election observers

Taking some of the mystery out of how the election observer process will work, yesterday the Union Election Commission introduced an accreditation system for monitors of the upcoming polls.

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Special police to be assigned for election security

Up to 40,000 special police constables are to be recruited to provide security for the November 8 election, it was announced yesterday.

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First phase of Coco Island jetty project done

Yangon Region’s most remote corner has just become a little more accessible. Engineers have completed the first phase of a new jetty on Coco Island, intended to make it easier for ships to visit.

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NGO gives voice to children in Shan State

Children in Shan State are being encouraged to speak out about their rights.

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Police inspections aimed at preventing robberies in Mandalay

District police, traffic police and ward committees in Mandalay have joined forces to conduct surprise traffic inspections aimed at curtailing the plague of robberies that has swept the city in recent months, according to the Mandalay Region Police Office.

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Secretariat welcomes the public on Martyrs’ Day

Yangon residents got a rare chance to explore the long-shuttered and now-decrepit chambers of General Aung San yesterday as the Secretariat Building was made open to the public to mark the 68th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.

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Activists seek to run as NLD candidates

Well-known political and rights activists, as well as entrepreneurs, are putting their names forward to run for the National League for Democracy in the November elections.

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