The Myanmar Times
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

At least two dead after jade mine landslide

Rescuers continued to comb through rubble on January 8 for victims of a landslide at a jade mine in war-torn northern Myanmar that killed at least two people, according to police.

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Human rights envoy to face Rakhine protests

United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee begins her second tour of the country today.

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Electrical fault blamed for Inle Princess fire

The December 30 blaze at the Inle Princess Resort hotel that destroyed half the bungalow accommodation could have been caused by an electrical fault, investigators believe.

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Cardinal preaches peace and tolerance

Myanmar's newly appointed cardinal says he will push for an end to sectarian violence in his country, two days after he was elevated to the heights of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Rohingya held in Thailand bust

More than 50 migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, have been held in southern Thailand after authorities acting on a tip-off stopped trucks smuggling them through the country, say local officials.

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Mandalay municipal poll likely in months

Mandalay residents will soon get to follow their counterparts in Yangon to the polling booth to elect municipal officials.

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Former citizens dominate PR applications

Former Myanmar citizens comprise almost two-thirds of those who have taken out application forms for a newly launched permanent residency program, an official said last week.

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Speaker urges civil society to push hluttaw on amendments

House speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has invited civil society organisations to go through parliament if they want changes in the law.

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NLD refuses to commit to 2015 election

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also says the government has few achievements to show for its four years in power.

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Government responds to public concerns on land policy

The government has delayed the introduction of a controversial land-use policy by at least three months in order to conduct further public consultations, an official has confirmed.

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