Friday, April 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon water supplies to outlast hot season, says YCDC

Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say.

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Bangladesh says no talks with military after Arakan Army attack

The Bangladeshi embassy in Yangon has denied a statement by the Tatmadaw that the two sides are holding talks over how to coordinate actions against the Arakan Army, after the group claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties on Myanmar’s military last week.

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Ex-generals emerge as favourites for VP position

Two former generals have been widely tipped as frontrunners for the military’s vice presidency pick.

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Ministry invites applications for private high school licences

Those wishing to open a private school can now apply, say education officials. The education ministry says application forms will be available from the district education offices later this month.

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ANP moves against dissenters

The Arakan National Party has taken a tough response to dissenters within its ranks who this week broke with the party’s official policy of opposing the incoming National League for Democracy government.

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New Yangon mayor and chief minister named

More names have been leaked from the National League for Democracy’s regional government picks, including who the party will appoint as Yangon’s next chief minister and mayor.

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School bus program to start this year

Yellow is for safety, schoolchildren will start learning next year, as new school buses in canary colours are drafted in to replace the motley fleet of vehicles now in use.

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Religious leaders take stand on violence against women

Religious leaders from four major faiths in Myanmar called for an end to violence and discrimination against women during an International Women’s Day debate in Yangon over the weekend.

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Koh Tao petition reaches Thai embassy

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition organised by nationalist groups against the death penalty verdict given to two Rakhine State natives.

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Rights body called in to verify steelworks complaints

Myanmar's human rights commission has slammed a steel factory for abusing its workers.

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