The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Lonely protester attracts many police

Police last week stopped a Mandalay man from staging an hour-long protest against corruption in the judiciary outside the regional court in Chan Aye Thar San township, shifting it instead to another location and halving the time allowed to 30 minutes.

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New vessels handed over to MPA

The Ministry of Transport has transferred five new vessels to Myanma Port Authority to expand and update its service fleet, announced Union transport minister U Nyan Tun Aung.

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Ancient finger-marked bricks found in Yangon

A collection of about 450 ancient finger-marked bricks has been discovered at Paw Taw Mu Sein Monastery in Yangon Region’s Kawhmu township – a find that one official said could pre-date the Pyu period.

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Floating hotel aims for October launch

Mandalay’s first floating hotel is likely to open in time for this year’s peak tourism season, its owners say.


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Negotiators seek to downplay concerns

Peace is still within reach, negotiators from the government and armed ethnic groups announced last week.

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Government pushes for end to UN rights resolution

The government has used its United Nations General Assembly address to press the case that progress on reforms initiated by President U Thein Sein mean the international community should cease its annual resolution on Myanmar’s human rights record and drop the country from its broader human rights agenda.

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Mangroves return to life

It is almost impossible to walk through the rehabilitated mangrove plantation in Kan Ngu village in southern Rakhine State’s Gwa township.


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Thousands protest against forest reserve

Angry farmers have vowed to step up their campaign for the repeal of a government designation of land as a forest reserve.

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Action plan targets UNHCR resettlement from Jan

The government will solicit help from the United Nations from January 2015 to resettle individuals from Rakhine State who do not qualify for citizenship under its controversial verification plan, according to a draft Rakhine State Action Plan.

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Visa rules deter tourists, agents warn

The steady rise in the number of tourists coming to Myanmar could be in jeopardy unless the government makes the visa process more welcoming, industry experts warn.

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