The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Elephant camp gets upgrade ahead of VIP visit

Managers of an elephant camp near Nay Pyi Taw are racing to complete renovation work before a planned visit by ASEAN agriculture and forestry ministers later this month.

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Traffic boss calls for tougher punishments

A Nay Pyi Taw traffic police official says community road safety awareness programs have so far had little impact on the number of accidents occurring in the capital.

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U San Sint's bail application rejected

Former Minister for Religious Affairs U San Sint has had an application for bail rejected by Dekkhinathiri District Court in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Scam artist hits Nay Pyi Taw hospital

A doctor at a large public hospital near Nay Pyi Taw has filed a lawsuit against a man posing as a military officer who she alleges extorted money from patients and their families on several different occasions by using her name.

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Crisis response centre opens

A National Crisis Management Center designed to better protect Myanmar from extreme weather, earthquakes, outbreaks of disease and man-made emergencies opened in Nay Pyi Taw on June 11.

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Thousands greet Daw Suu for petition campaign launch in the capital

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought her calls for constitutional change to the nation’s capital, launching a petition campaign in Nay Pyi Taw that will push for an amendment to section 436.


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Defence ministers honour Lao counterpart after crash

A plane crash in Laos that killed five senior government officials has overshadowed a regional meeting of defence ministers in Nay Pyi Taw.


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Myanmar showcases reforms, and capital, at regional meet

Hosting of ASEAN Summit for the first time has brought the country “political dignity”, official says.



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Farmers to take back confiscated land from military

Farmers in Nay Pyi Taw's Lewe township are threatening to take back hundreds of acres of land they say was confiscated by the military in 2010, after local authorities refused to return it to them.

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New weather radars set to be rolled out

Three sophisticated weather radars will be installed in Myanmar within the next three years with assistance from the Japanese government, according to an official with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nay Pyi Taw.

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