Friday, May 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police arrest Sagaing protest marchers

Police have arrested 86 factory workers who marched over 185 miles (299 kilometres) from Sagaing Region to Nay Pyi Taw.

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NLD hopes for better relations with military

Although relations between the military and the government appear tense on the surface, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are said to be developing a working relationship that the National League for Democracy hopes will deliver results, particularly for the peace process.

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Sagaing protesters reach Nay Pyi Taw outskirts

A protest column that has marched from Sagaing to Nay Pyi Taw in 40 degree Celsius heat has reached within 5 miles (8 kilometres) of the destination, but has been forbidden from entering the capital.

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Details on 100-day plan to be released soon

When the new government came to office promising a 100-day plan, public expectations were raised. Today, nearly half-way through those 100 days, the public may finally find out what some of the ministries are actually planning to do. Perhaps.

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Limestone mountains need protection

Increased cement production for construction use is threatening Myanmar’s natural limestone mountains, conservationists heard yesterday. U Kyi Nyi Kyaw, director general of the forestry department in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, told a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw that the ecosystem was under threat.

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Shwe Mann meets, chastises US ambassador

The US will be careful in its choice of wording and avoid inflaming tensions with the term “Rohingya”, American ambassador Scot Marciel reportedly told Thura U Shwe Mann.

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Civil society groups push for local administration law revamp

A lack of transparency and accountability in the election of local administrative officers is discrediting the administration and should be addressed, according to civil society groups.

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Amid cabinet-building spree, govt priorities questioned

More than one-third of the way into the administration’s first 100 days, ministries are still loath to set out details of their agenda. Instead, charting the course for reform are a spate of new, powerfully staffed bodies appointed by President U Htin Kyaw to address issues the government has flagged as priorities.

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Hluttaw eyes fixing repressive laws

Parliament is taking steps to slash one repressive law used to crack down on activists and will debate heavily revising another later this week.

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State counsellor wants “open doors” peace process

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says the “doors” of the peace process will be open, while indicating however that not all ethnic armed groups will take part at once.

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