The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Students protest against military’s veto

A small group of university students marched through central Yangon yesterday in protest against the military’s veto in parliament of changes to the constitution.

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Monks defy order to leave monastery in Htauk Kyant

Sayadaw Ashin Khemacara says donation contract shows he is entitled to stay put as long as he is alive.

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Car industry calls for repeal of parking rule

Traffic police have promised a crackdown on those flouting a new system that requires anyone wanting to import a car to get local officials to verify they have a place in which to park the vehicle.

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Proposed K3600 minimum wage draws mixed response from workers, employers

Garment workers and small businesses have given a mixed reaction to a proposal to set the national minimum daily wage at K3600 (US$3.20), with employers saying they will continue to campaign against it.

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Ministry promises tender for $170m Yangon-Dala bridge

Myanmar’s tallest bridge could be designed and built by foreign companies.

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Two die in police chase

Two men died in an incident in Tarmwe township on the night of June 21 which reportedly involved police cars chasing a motorbike.

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UEC rolls out next phase of voter list program

The Union Election Commission yesterday launched the latest phase of displaying voter lists for public verification in 21 Yangon townships and several states and regions across the country in preparation for the November general elections.

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Sangha committee a no-show at Ma Ba Tha conference

A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.

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Blood donations mark NLD leader’s birthday

More than 200 people queued to donate blood on June 19 in honour of National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrated her 70th birthday that day.

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Speaker rebukes dissenting MP as Yangon city plan approved

Opposition MP questions whether landowners in the project area have connections with government officials.

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