The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

More trouble looms for Shwe Mann as urgent meeting called

Days after Thura U Shwe Mann was swept out of the ruling party’s leading seat in a midnight internal coup, the party may now be trying to cast him from parliament as well.

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Over 5000 register for November’s election

A record number of candidates have signed on to contest November’s general election.

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Ethnic party angered by NLD’s broken promises on seat-sharing

A leading ethnic politician has accused the National League for Democracy of breaking its promise not to run a candidate against him.

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Flooded religious sites to be restored

Flood-hit religious sites and monuments will soon be mucked out and repaired following a damage assessment, religious affairs officials said.

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Government accused of taking credit for UN aid

A picture showing the Magwe government taking credit for boxes marked as UN flood donations has stirred outrage on Facebook.

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Seeds scarce as replanting begins

Disaster zones in Rakhine State urgently need paddy seeds, said a civil society organisation based in the state.

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Armed groups face moment of truth

After almost 20 months of talks, a single issue remains the main obstacle to ending six decades of civil war: the question of who can sign the nationwide ceasefire.

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Ethnic Kayin veterans remember World War II hero

Amid the rows of graves in the Yangon Commonwealth War Cemetery, one nondescript marker bears the name of Major Hugh Paul Seagrim, a British hero of the Burma Campaign who is mostly forgotten elsewhere in the world.

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One man’s bid to stop the flood

For more than a week, U San Win has slept on the embankment above his village, watching to make sure it doesn’t submerge much of Ayeyarwady Region.

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Yangon bus fare reform plan wins public backing

Transport authorities plan to scrap the distinction between “ordinary” and “special” buses, setting fares for both types of bus at the same level. The decision, which will be implemented before the end of the year, has been welcomed by bus owners and passengers.

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