Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hot springs near Nay Pyi Taw reopen for high season visits

In the latest bid to boost Nay Pyi Taw tourism, local hoteliers are promoting hot springs in the area.

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Reporter in Nay Pyi Taw slapped with defamation suit

A Nay Pyi Taw-based reporter is the latest to fall victim to the Telecommunications Law’s defamation clause after News Watch journal’s U Maung Maung Tun was charged under article 66(d) this week.

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Parliamentary commission advises overhaul of national land use policy

The National Land Use Policy is in line for redress, after being highlighted by a parliamentary commission charged with targeting legislation for reform.

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Supplementary Union budget downsized after parlimentary committee trimming

Parliament has shaved millions off of the Union government’s additional funding request for the 2016-17 financial year.

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President outlines steps for green future

President U Htin Kyaw set out the government’s vision for the country’s transition to a green economy yesterday in an opening address to the 5th Green Economy Green Growth Forum, held in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Nay Pyi Taw’s fresh produce market to reopen in January

Residents of the nation’s capital should have their fresh produce stalls back by the end of January when upgrades for Tha Pyay Gone Market are expected to wrap up, according to the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee.

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Youth policy eyes release date early next year

The government’s long-awaited youth policy will be released in early 2017, according to Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Win Myat Aye.

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Shady agencies stripped of licences

Eighteen employment agencies tasked with finding jobs for workers in other countries were stripped of their licenses for a slew of offences, including working with illegal brokers, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration, and Population U Thein Swe told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.

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State counsellor advocates rights for the disabled

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi voiced support this week for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

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MPs warned against unauthorised applause in hluttaw

After taking aim at unduly long questions, the lower house Speaker is now targetting unsanctioned applause.

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