The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mon State voter list overhaul to begin in March

The third phase of the voter registration process is about to begin in Mon and Kayin states on March 3.

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Ethnic armed groups call for stronger federal system pledge

Ethnic groups remain unconvinced by the apparent commitment made by the government on Union Day in favour of establishing a federal system.

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Speaker invokes spirit of Aung San

Bogyoke Aung San’s democratic goals cannot be achieved without national solidarity and national reconciliation, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann said at a ceremony last week.

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Courts to add press officers

Journalists have reacted sceptically to the announcement that press officers would be appointed to provide them with information on court proceedings “for ethical use”.

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Government orders students to stop march ahead of final meeting

The government warned on February 13 it would not allow student protesters to enter Yangon over the weekend, as negotiators on both sides prepared for another round of talks.

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Daw Suu discusses education

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met student leaders at her Nay Pyi Taw house last week to discuss their concerns over the National Education Law, students told The Myanmar Times last week.

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Local memorial for national hero

A memorial to one of the country’s finest poets and political leaders would be the pride of the nation, say organisers raising funds for the project.

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United Nations looks to the past to break Rakhine deadlock

The UN resident coordinator in Myanmar has appointed a prominent historian to provide advice on activities in Rakhine State, in a move some say could backfire due to the way his research has in the past been used by nationalists.

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Fresh tension, injuries at Letpadaung mine

More than 10 villagers have been injured in a confrontation with police near the Letpadaung copper mine on February 11, residents have reported.

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Daw Suu leads Natmauk rally honouring Bogyoke Aung San

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands on February 13 in the biggest celebrations in memory honouring her father, independence hero Bogyoke Aung San.

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