Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Land feud heats up the capital

Frustrated former landowners in Nay Pyi Taw who have seized back their confiscated plots could soon face legal action, officials say.

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Deputy speaker set to lead budgeting committee

Proposed members of a key parliamentary committee were put forward by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khine Than yesterday, as MPs approved the list of nominees for the Joint Bill Committee.

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The parliament Speaker’s better half

Daw Cho Cho has endured the struggles of a political activist, but says the perks that come with her husband's new role "mean nothing".

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Outgoing ministers sweep presidential awards night

They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and rarely has this seemed truer than at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on February 9, when President U Thein Sein handed out the 2016 President’s Awards for Excellent Performance.

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Teacher fires back at ex-defence minister’s aide

A polling station official accused of encouraging people to vote for the National League for Democracy has filed a countersuit against the complainant, alleging that he has disturbed her duty as a primary school teacher.

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Media confronts hluttaw lockout

Amid much stirring talk of democracy and transparency, National League for Democracy MPs have been taking their seats in the Union parliament in Nay Pyi Taw and the 14 state and regional hluttaws throughout the country. At the same time, journalists are finding that their access to those MPs is being quietly restricted and closed off.

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Bill Committee member hints at charter change

A member of a newly appointed parliamentary Bill Committee has added further fuel to speculation of an imminent change to the constitution that would allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to become president. The secretary of the Pyidaungsu Joint Bill Committee said yesterday that as a “special task” the members will be involved in amending the constitution.

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Military MP rules out deal on constitution change, suspension

A senior military MP has ruled out changing or suspending the constitution to allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to become president while denying reports that the Tatmadaw is negotiating over the issue.

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Speaker warns MPs to avoid extremism

The interests of the country and its people must be placed ahead of party, ethnicity, ideology and religion, MPs heard today. The representatives elected last November attending the opening of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw were addressed by Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.

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NLD signals end to squatter crackdowns

The sight of bulldozers smashing shanty towns as police drive out squatters from their flimsy homes could be a thing of the past, as National League for Democracy MPs take the helm in Yangon and Mandalay regions, as well as in Nay Pyi Taw.

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