The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Momentum builds behind campaign to reclaim stadium leased to Nay Pyi Taw FC

The Ministry for Sports is coming under increasing scrutiny for a 2011 deal to rent a local football stadium in Nay Pyi Taw to a football team owned by the minister’s son.

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Proportional voting possible in 2015: UEC

Commission will “make it happen” if parliament decides to switch to proportional representation, despite earlier insisting switch must be made by end of 2013.

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USDP rep slams government over failure to enact by-laws

Government ministries have been accused of holding back important legislation by taking too long to issue by-laws, without which legislation is not in effect.

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New chief minister to face close scrutiny from MPs

Rakhine State Hluttaw MPs have vowed to watch closely how new chief minister U Maung Maung Ohn tackles the issues of communal conflict, citizenship for Muslims and poverty reduction in the state.

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Curfew announced after rumour sparks violence

Authorities in Mandalay have imposed a curfew in an effort to contain religious violence in the town after two nights of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims that have left two people dead and almost 20 injured.

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New minister could benefit Rakhine: US

The appointment of a new chief minister in Rakhine State could result in the easing of some restrictions on international organisations operating in the state, a senior United States official said last week.

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US general touts benefits of civilian oversight to Tatmadaw

A senior United States military officer has used an address to leaders of the armed forces in Nay Pyi Taw to outline the benefits of civilian leadership of the military, as Washington continues to push for the Tatmadaw to come under civilian control as part of a larger process of professionalisation.

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Reporter freed on appeal

Democratic Voice of Burma video-journalist U Zaw Pe and his co-defendant U Win Myint Hlaing were released from Thayat Prison on the morning of July 4, after the Magwe Region Court on July 3 reduced their sentence from one year to three months. 

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Mandalay consumer protection group targets school canteens

The quality of school food will be the first item on the agenda for the recently launched Mandalay branch of the Consumer Protection Association, leaders say.

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Kyaukpyu SEZ looks for interest from builders

Expressions of interest (EOI) for firms aiming to bid on constructing a special economic zone in Rakhine State are slated to be issued later this month, according to officials involved in the project.

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