The Myanmar Times
Friday, 04 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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NLD members face trespassing charges

Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has sprung to the defence of two members of her National League for Democracy party following their arrest for criminal trespass.

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South Korea to fund government policy think tank

South Korea is funding the early stages of a government think tank in Nay Pyi Taw, amid hopes that it can replicate in Myanmar its own recent history of rapid economic development.

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Government negotiators meet UWSA

Government peace negotiators met yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw with representatives of the United Wa State Army to discuss reducing military tensions between the two sides.

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Administrative reforms aimed at Union level

A three-plank platform for administrative reform is being hammered together by policy experts in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Sugar factory workers plan wages protest

Sugar factory workers in Nay Pyi Taw’s Pyinmana township will stage a sit-in next week to demand higher pay, their leaders say.

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Hluttaw reps criticise Ministry of Agriculture for Nay Pyi Taw focus

The Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry has been accused of favouring the capital in its efforts to boost productivity of the nation’s farms.

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Pharmacies pledge not to sell sexual stimulants

No sex pills please – this is Nay Pyi Taw. Pharmacies throughout the capital have pledged to clear their shelves of amphetamines and sexual stimulation drugs for the duration of the Thingyan water festival, Police Colonel Zaw Khin Aung, deputy head of Nay Pyi Taw Police Force, said yesterday.

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New team resumes search for bell

Four months after the latest search for the fabled Dhammazedi Bell resulted in claims of discovery, revelations of failure and accusations of fundraising fraud, a new team is having a go at the nation’s favourite treasure-hunt.

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