Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hluttaws revoke oppressive state protection law

Parliament has axed a junta-era state protection law that MPs say was drafted with the intention of imprisoning activists and politicians.

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Loans for farmers too low, MPs say

Loans made available to farmers are not high enough to sustain the industry, parliamentarians said during a hluttaw session on May 23.

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Debate on 'midnight knocks' continues

As a discussion in parliament continued yesterday over proposed amendments to the law requiring citizens to report overnight guests, military and elected MPs found themselves on opposite sides.

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USDP shooting for 2020 comeback

Former president and current chair of the USDP U Thein Sein has revealed his ambitions to launch reforms that would rebuild the party with young recruits, with an eye toward a comeback in the 2020 election.

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Revisions to overnight guest registration debated

Changes to a controversial law requiring citizens to report overnight guests were debated in parliament on May 20. The proposed amendments faced heavy criticism from the military.

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Anti-corruption commission may be reduced

Proposals to amend the 2013 anti-corruption law were submitted to parliament yesterday aimed at cutting the state budget.

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Police arrest protesters marching to Nay Pyi Taw

Police yesterday arrested 86 factory workers who marched over 185 miles (300 kilometres) from Sagaing Region to Nay Pyi Taw.

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Police arrest Sagaing protest marchers

Police have arrested 86 factory workers who marched over 185 miles (299 kilometres) from Sagaing Region to Nay Pyi Taw.

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NLD hopes for better relations with military

Although relations between the military and the government appear tense on the surface, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are said to be developing a working relationship that the National League for Democracy hopes will deliver results, particularly for the peace process.

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Sagaing protesters reach Nay Pyi Taw outskirts

A protest column that has marched from Sagaing to Nay Pyi Taw in 40 degree Celsius heat has reached within 5 miles (8 kilometres) of the destination, but has been forbidden from entering the capital.

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