The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Forum to improve dialogue between media and officials

A two-day forum to improve communication between the government and journalists is expected to take place in the first week of October, say Ministry of Information officials.

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Lifting of curfew welcomed

Residents have welcomed the Rakhine State government’s decision to lift a 10pm-4am curfew in Sittwe. 

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Committee formed to save U Bein Bridge

A Yangon-based donor has provided K10 million for the preservation of Mandalay’s historic U Bein Bridge, as a committee was formed to oversee the repair process.

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Rural development dept to expand

The Rural Development Department will recruit about 3000 new staff to carry out rural infrastructure projects, say officials.

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YMBA patrons halt activities amid inquiry

Leaders of the Young Men's Buddhist Association have halted its activities until a tribunal has resolved allegations of corruption against some members of the venerable organisation.

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Women-only buses to resume in Yangon

Women-only buses will be operated by five bus lines starting later this year, Yangon regional government has announced.

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CSOs find deceased on electoral roll

Civil society groups say they have uncovered many errors – including the names of dead people – on electoral rolls that the Union Election Commission has allowed them to scrutinise in the lead-up to next year’s national election.

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After HK halt, maid agencies look to Singapore

Singapore is shaping up to become a major destination for domestic workers from Myanmar, with a new MoU in the works.

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Industry receives training to fight child sex tourism threat

Child sex tourism haunts many Southeast Asian states and while there are few signs of it yet in Myanmar there are fears that with tourism booming it is only a matter of time before sex tourists arrive.

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Committee to finalise constitution change bill

Members of a parliamentary committee set up to draft amendments to the constitution will meet in Nay Pyi Taw on September 8 to finalise a bill to submit to parliament during the session that begins this week.

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