Sunday, May 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

China first through the door to meet Daw Suu

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be the first high-ranking foreign official to meet the new government when he holds talks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw today.

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Military requests more time to debate ‘state counsellor’ bill

Military-appointed MPs preparing for today’s debate on a bill creating the post of state counsellor for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have called for more time to discuss the draft law which they say they will only support if it is in accord with the constitution.

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Daw Suu lowers limit on civil servant ‘gifts’

Civil servants may not accept gifts valued at more than K25,000 (US$21) under tougher anti-corruption guidelines issued yesterday by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that specifically bar offers of golf club membership.

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Nationalists rally against both vice presidents

Nationalist groups have staged a protest against the appointment of a Christian as vice president, calling for his removal from office because he is not Buddhist. Henry Van Thio, an ethnic Chin, was nominated as vice president by the upper house of parliament last month.

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Ex-civil servants dominate Yangon cabinet

Yangon's new chief minister is under attack again, this time from members of his own party who criticised his cabinet appointments.

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New Nay Pyi Taw Council chair meets staff

Newly appointed head of the Nay Pyi Taw Council U Myo Aung met with the territory’s eight township heads yesterday.

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New migrant policy mired in confusion, scepticism

Workers in Thailand reluctant to shift from temporary passports to "pink cards" that give them fewer rights.

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Opposition builds over ministers

Against a backdrop of growing criticism, parliamentarians will today debate President U Htin Kyaw’s nominations for two ministerial posts initially held by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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US group to help YCDC end dog poisoning

Dog lovers have come to the rescue of Yangon’s population of stray canines, who otherwise would be at risk of death. The city authorities, who still deal with strays under a 1922 law that allows the use of deadly poison, have now signed a three-year agreement with a US-based humane society.

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Temporary stalls planned for burned-out shop owners

A temporary market will be built after Thingyan for those who lost their shops in a fire at Mingalar Market last month, a Mandalay City Development Committee official has confirmed.

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