Friday, January 20, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Five-day water cut begins as part of JICA upgrade project

Upgrade to Yangon’s water pipeline network will see supply cut for five days to 11 wards in four inner-city townships, starting today.

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Weather to heat up from middle of March

The heat is on. Temperatures are set to rise markedly in mid-March and the month as a whole is set to be warmer than March last year, weather experts say – but it will not be the hottest month this year.

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