Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Facebook satirist released

Away from the fanfare of Nay Pyi Taw’s handover ceremony, a member of the National League for Democracy was quietly released from prison yesterday after serving time for social media satire gone awry.

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Who is President U Htin Kyaw?

As Myanmar's new leader takes office today, The Myanmar Times speaks to colleagues and friends about life before the Presidential Palace

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New president to take centre stage

Largely unknown to the public just a few weeks ago, U Htin Kyaw will take centre-stage today when he delivers his first speech to the nation as its first elected, non-military president for more than 50 years.

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ANP members stage defiant walk-out on state parliament

Arakan National Party MPs yesterday staged a walk-out of parliament to protest the National League for Democracy’s nomination of party member U Nyi Pu as the state’s chief minister.

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NLD silences military concerns on tribunal

The National League for Democracy yesterday silenced military concerns over the credentials of two nominees for the Constitutional Tribunal, voting down a proposal to discuss their eligibility.

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Govt reveals occupation census data

More than one in five children between age 10 and 17 go to work instead of school, according to the latest figures collated from the 2014 census.

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NLD leadership challenged over cabinet choices

Criticism of the National League for Democracy is mounting over its lack of transparency surrounding the ministerial selection process, even though all were approved by parliament without complaints.

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Tough job in store for incoming health minister

On April 1, incoming Minister for Health Dr Myint Htwe stands for the difficult task of reforming a wing of the government notorious for its “militarisation”, while also handling the largest budget assigned to the health sector in years.

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SNLD rejects offer of posts in government

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy rejected an offer of the post of minister for ethnic affairs and is unlikely to accept positions in the Shan State government, a party official said yesterday.

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NLD seeks to assuage concerns over tribunal picks

After controversy over bogus academic records marred the National League for Democracy’s selection of ministers, the party proceeded to announce its latest batch of nominees for the Constitutional Tribunal yesterday. A legal adviser employed by the party assured that these candidates at least have been thoroughly vetted.

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