Saturday, July 02, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Indian national found dead in Nay Pyi Taw hotel room

An Indian citizen who had come to Nay Pyi Taw for a meeting with the Meteorology and Hydrology Department was found dead in his hotel room bed on June 29.

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Farmers in Kayin State warned to beware of snail eggs

Paddy farmers in Kayin State have less than three weeks to ward off a threat to their crop – by eliminating snail eggs before they hatch, officials say. The state Agriculture Department is warning that favourable weather conditions are likely to produce more snails than last year, but it is not too late to seek out and destroy their eggs.

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Thailand, Myanmar seek to double trade

In the latest move to strengthen ties with its neighbouring country, the government announced yesterday that trade with Thailand will double.

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Tatmadaw chief stresses NCA as bedrock for peace

With the so-called nationwide ceasefire agreement as its “foundation,” the new government’s peace process will have the Tatmadaw’s full support as a cohesive actor ensuring the accord’s terms are honoured, the military chief said yesterday.

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Pyinmana farmers given cash for confiscated land

Land seized to build a road in Nay Pyi Taw’s Pyinmana township was retroactively purchased from farmers by the Ministry of Construction yesterday.

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Cutting off ‘snake heads’ and addressing Myanmar’s growing drug production problem

It's time for the new government to “cut off some snake heads”, according to international anti-narcotics experts.

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Taking stock of hluttaw’s first session

As members of parliament have dispersed to their constituencies during this month’s parliamentary recess, observers have been mulling over the past session, the first to be dominated by the National League for Democracy after years in opposition. How did NLD MPs, debating questions under the supervision of NLD-appointed Speakers, and addressing an NLD government, compare with their predecessors in the Union Solidarity and Development Party?

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All members re-elected to Nay Pyi Taw’s Ma Hta Tha

An election for the Nay Pyi Taw Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles has brought no turnover to the body as all currently serving members were re-nominated.

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Registration provision for drug users on chopping block

The government will push to remove provisions of the country’s anti-narcotics law that require drug users to register with authorities and stipulates prison time for those who fail to do so, according to Colonel Zaw Win Tun of the Myanmar Police Force.

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Education needed to improve and protect the country: former Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann

An educated population can protect the country as much as its armed forces, the former speaker of parliament told students on June 25. Thura U Shwe Mann, who is now chair of a parliamentary legislative review commission, was speaking to high school graduates in Zeyathiri township, Nay Pyi Taw.

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