The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 26 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NPT car co-op sells out on first day

A cooperative set up to sell taxis on instalment in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zabuthiri township shifted all 20 of the cars allocated by the Ministry of Cooperatives on its first day of operation, its chairman said.

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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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