The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Loosening Nay Pyi Taw’s grip

Momentum is growing for state and region governments to be given a greater share of the budget, but key advisers urge caution.

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Zoo, safari park school tours launched

Explore the forest – from the comfort of the nation’s capital. That’s the program being offered by the Htoo Foundation for outstanding students from eight Nay Pyi Taw high schools.


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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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