The Myanmar Times
Monday, 02 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Fire-hit market to be rebuilt within two months

All 893 stalls destroyed in a fire at a market in South Okkalapa township on April 10 will be rebuilt at no cost to their owners, an official said last week.

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Parties criticise NLD over by-elections

A grouping of small political parties that failed to win seats in the by-elections said last week that the National League for Democracy had an unfair advantage over other parties in the April 1 vote, and also accused some NLD supporters of poor behaviour during the campaign period.

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Volunteer novice health program gains support

The Shwe Parami Healthcare Foundation will provide K300,000 a month to an association that runs a mobile clinic that provide free healthcare to Buddhist novices and orphans in Yangon.

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Farmers take land fight to DHSHD

Farmers in Hlaing Tharyar township who lost 800 acres of land to a long-dormant industrial zone are lobbying to have their land tenure rights reinstated.

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UN calls for $12 million to fund Kachin IDP program

The United Nations needs another US$12 million to assist up to 60,000 displaced people in Kachin State this year, an official said last week.

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With museum reopening, a chance to see another side of national hero

A museum in the former residence of Bogyoke Aung San has reopened to the public more than five years after it was shuttered for renovations.

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24/7 electricity returns to Yangon, says YESB

Yangon Electricity Supply Board chairman U Aung Khaing said that Yangon city would be provided electricity 24 hours a day from April 9.

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‘Painful’ changes coming for the media industry

You have been involved in the media here since 2000. How will the industry change when the government passes the law allowing private daily newspapers?

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Back in black: electricity rotation system returns

Dust off those generators and inverters – after months of relatively reliable electricity supply, rotating cuts have returned to Yangon.

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First round of Buddhist literature competition this week

The first round of a Buddhist literature competition for middle school students will be held on April 8, organisers said last week.

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