Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Hluttaw Speaker urges MPs to follow procedures

As MPs get settled into the second parliamentary session, the lower house Speaker has warned them to stick to the straight-and-narrow.

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Are frosty NLD-military relations finally thawing?

Observers are cautiously parsing two recent events featuring prominent military officers in the hope of reading their implications for national reconciliation and the success of the 21st-century Panglong Conference due to begin next month.

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State counsellor to meet Wa, Mongla

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with two powerhouse ethnic armed groups in the capital later this week, as the government lays the groundwork for the much-anticipated Panglong Conference slated for next month.

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Hluttaw resumes with an eye toward budget amendment

Fresh from a stint back in their constituencies, members of parliament have now returned to Nay Pyi Taw for the second hluttaw session since last November’s elections. As the new session opens today, they face a range of issues, starting with a proposed revision of the budget law.

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Teaching colleges to issue upgraded degrees

Teacher training colleges across the country are slated for an upgrade in terms of both quality and prestige, Union Minister for Education U Myo Thein Gyi said at a seminar held in Nay Pyi Taw on July 21 and 22.

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Nay Pyi Taw police force copes with crimes

Police have vowed stronger action against crime in Pyinmana township, the modestly delinquent younger brother of sedate Nay Pyi Taw. Under the command of Nay Pyi Taw Regional Police Force, the Pyinmana township police force is now stepping up to its responsibilities for security.

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Bus careens into Nay Pyi Taw gold shop

A bus travelling at high speed smashed into a gold shop in the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory at about 6am yesterday on its way from Monywa to the capital.

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New representatives on Arbitration Council disputed

Workers are demanding that a new election be held for representatives to the Nay Pyi Taw Arbitration Council, claiming that the recently appointed members were not democratically elected.

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China woos Myanmar, tries to massage its public image

In what seems likely to be a concerted and protracted charm offensive, China has been inviting hundreds of Myanmar opinion-formers to “improve understanding” on their part of China’s intentions. China is telling Myanmar that it knows Myanmar has changed, and that China’s attitude has changed too.

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Aung San statue in Pyinmana gets Martyrs’ Day makeover

Pyinmana township elders have donated K13 million (US$11,000) to have a statue of independence hero Bogyoke Aung San refurbished in time for Martyrs’ Day this week, U Than Soe Aung, a Pyithu Hluttaw representative for the township, told The Myanmar Times.

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