The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD reports break-in at Nay Pyi Taw MP office

A leading National League for Democracy MP says a person who broke into her Nay Pyi Taw office on September 1 was searching for documents, rather than items of monetary value.

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Nay Pyi Taw Council member makes first foray into constituency

Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Than Htay spent several days this week touring the capital’s Zeyathiri township to promote “community development”, his first visit to the area since his appointment to the council by President U Thein Sein in 2011.

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Hluttaw hires e-security firm after hack

Parliament office officials have promised to redouble e-security measures after their mail server was hacked by a group calling itself New Generation Wave in July.

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Hardship and no politics in ‘jail cell’ MP housing

Surveying the tiny concrete cube where he must live with four relatives, MP U Ohn Kyaing is once again reminded of his time as a political prisoner.

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Minimum wage set at K3600

After months of protest and dispute, the minimum wage was finally confirmed at K3600 per day at a final meeting with employers and worker representatives yesterday.

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Speaker hands over USDP top job at party meeting

Four days after being deposed as Union Solidarity and Development Party leader in a show of force by the government, Thura U Shwe Mann has handed over his position to U Htay Oo.

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K3600 likely to stick in final wage talks

Labour officials will hold a final meeting with employers and worker representatives in Nay Pyi Taw today to finalise the minimum wage, with some participants suggesting there will be no change from the K3600 proposed in June.

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VP makes health fund appeal

Progression toward universal healthcare could be slowed by shortage of funds, a health conference in Nay Pyi Taw heard on July 28.

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Democratic transition to take years, general says

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw, has told the BBC in an interview in Nay Pyi Taw that the military has little intention of loosening its grip on political life in the near future as the country negotiates its way along the path of “disciplined democracy”.

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Classifications for disabilities proposed

Schools and workplaces should make special arrangements to accommodate people with physical and mental disabilities, a workshop heard this week.

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