The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Anger as army destroys paddy fields

Tensions escalate over two land disputes in Nay Pyi Taw’s Lewe township after soldiers destroy 2.5 acres of paddy in late August.

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General opens talks over Nay Pyi Taw land dispute

Major General Soe Shein has opened negotiations to settle a dispute with farmers who allege that he threatened to shoot them in a confrontation in early July.

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New twist in Lewe village bribery scandal

A village administrator in Nay Pyi Taw’s Lewe township has denied claims he confessed to accepting a K200,000 bribe.

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Police probe gun-wielding major general

Police in Nay Pyi Taw say they expect to complete an investigation this week into complaints that a prominent general pulled a gun on farmers when tensions boiled over in a long-running land dispute.

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Rare animals sent to Yangon, Mandalay

Zoos in Yangon and Mandalay last week welcomed some new – and endangered – residents.



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Farmers take fight against draft law to Nay Pyi Taw

Representatives of a national organisation of farmers say “cronies” should not be allowed to benefit from a bill aimed at improving living conditions for the country’s millions of farmers.


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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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