The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 05 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Mobile library opens in Nay Pyi Taw

A mobile library established in the name of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Daw Khin Kyi, has begun operating in Nay Pyi Taw.


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Thein Sein meets with Human Rights Watch

President U Thein Sein and government officials have received a delegation from Human Rights Watch in Nay Pyi Taw, in a consultation aimed at boosting engagement and cooperation on human rights issues.

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NLD and 88 Generation reach agreement

National League for Democracy chair Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of the 88 Generation student group have reached an agreement to cooperate for democracy and national reconciliation.

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EU-Myanmar Task Force holds first meet

Credible, transparent and inclusive elections in 2015 and a review of the 2008 constitution will be key milestones in Myanmar’s transition to democracy, said a joint statement released at the conclusion of the first plenary session of the European Union-Myanmar Task Force in Nay Pyi Taw on November 15.

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Peace process will not be ‘sustainable’ without women

A Nay Pyi Taw forum discusses the cost of conflict in terms of gender – and questions why women haven’t been given more seats at the peace talk table.

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Residents slam police over raid on village

Nay Pyi Taw residents have accused police of acting like “terrorists” during a nighttime raid on a village.


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