The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Best Western plans further expansion after Nay Pyi Taw opening

Best Western, the world’s largest hotel chain, has signed an agreement to open its second hotel in Myanmar.

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Hundreds hold ceremony in Pyinmana

Hundreds of people last week took part in the largest Martyrs’ Day march in Pyinmana since 1989.



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General takes law into own hands to solve land dispute

Farmers in Nay Pyi Taw say a former personal staff officer to Senior General Than Shwe allegedly pulled a gun on them and one of his staff assaulted a bystander as part of a long-running land dispute in the capital.

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Speaker knocks back PR proposal

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint has refused to accept a proposal from the Union Election Commission to switch to proportional representation as he said it did not comply with parliamentary rules.

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Yuzana seeks permission to fire factory workers

Workers at a sugar refinery in Nay Pyi Taw are planning to strike in protest of owner Yuzana's plans to cut 166 jobs.

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Nay Pyi Taw officials combat dengue outbreak

A child’s death from dengue fever has triggered a fight back against the disease in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Farmers seek compensation ahead of games

Farmers whose land was used to build a stadium for the SEA Games are calling on the government to speed up the compensation payment process.

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SIM distribution system 'not fair'

Migrant workers in Nay Pyi Taw say they are missing out on K1500 SIM cards due to impractical ID requirements.

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US officials continue dialogue with navy

The navy’s top brass met United States officials in Nay Pyi Taw last week in another indication of the country’s strong desire to engage with Myanmar’s military and its naval realignment to the Asia-Pacific region.

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Farmers await compensation for cement factory

Farmers in Nay Pyi Taw should soon receive the compensation promised to them in January.

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