The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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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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