Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Few alterations to 2016 budget in amended draft

While the new government has complained their hands are tied with spending patterns set by the previous administration, the chances of a major budgetary overhaul were all but eclipsed by the submission of the amended appropriations bill this week.

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Entrepreneur has plans to reform wayward youth with fermented bamboo shoots and tomato jam

In a scheme that seems to hit all the bases, a businessman wants to employ delinquent youths in a jam-making enterprise that would bring in profits from overseas that could benefit the old people’s home he runs.

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Nay Pyi Taw looks to attract tourists by becoming a green city

The Nay Pyi Taw Council is set to approve a five-year plan to transform the capital into a green city, council member U Tin Tun told The Myanmar Times.

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Hluttaw Speaker urges MPs to follow procedures

As MPs get settled into the second parliamentary session, the lower house Speaker has warned them to stick to the straight-and-narrow.

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Are frosty NLD-military relations finally thawing?

Observers are cautiously parsing two recent events featuring prominent military officers in the hope of reading their implications for national reconciliation and the success of the 21st-century Panglong Conference due to begin next month.

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State counsellor to meet Wa, Mongla

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with two powerhouse ethnic armed groups in the capital later this week, as the government lays the groundwork for the much-anticipated Panglong Conference slated for next month.

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Hluttaw resumes with an eye toward budget amendment

Fresh from a stint back in their constituencies, members of parliament have now returned to Nay Pyi Taw for the second hluttaw session since last November’s elections. As the new session opens today, they face a range of issues, starting with a proposed revision of the budget law.

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Teaching colleges to issue upgraded degrees

Teacher training colleges across the country are slated for an upgrade in terms of both quality and prestige, Union Minister for Education U Myo Thein Gyi said at a seminar held in Nay Pyi Taw on July 21 and 22.

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Nay Pyi Taw police force copes with crimes

Police have vowed stronger action against crime in Pyinmana township, the modestly delinquent younger brother of sedate Nay Pyi Taw. Under the command of Nay Pyi Taw Regional Police Force, the Pyinmana township police force is now stepping up to its responsibilities for security.

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Bus careens into Nay Pyi Taw gold shop

A bus travelling at high speed smashed into a gold shop in the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory at about 6am yesterday on its way from Monywa to the capital.

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