The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar transport woes a $60 billion muddle

Fixing Myanmar’s transport woes may cost up to US$60 billion but inaction could be far more expensive, according to a new report.

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Peace advocates rally support for Panglong

Over 100 people gathered at Mahabandoola Park yesterday morning to show support for the 21st-century Panglong Conference and to demonstrate against ongoing fighting.

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Tatmadaw admits to killing of 5 civilians in Shan State village

In a surprising admission yesterday, the Tatmadaw acknowledged its involvement in the murder of five Shan State residents and vowed to punish the soldiers conducting the interrogations that resulted in the killings.

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US official announces $21 million in trade, economic support

The United States yesterday pledged US$21 million for improving trade and economic governance in Myanmar.

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Ma Ba Tha a ‘divisive’ minority, other monks say

Several revered Buddhist monks from across Myanmar have spoken out against the nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement, describing it as a minority group and its actions as divisive and politicised.

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Martyrs’ Day crowd packs Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San Museum

People flocked to the Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon’s Bahan township yesterday, as nationwide commemorations marked the day 69 years ago that Myanmar’s independence hero and eight colleagues were gunned down by a political rival.

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Martyrs’ Day makes strides for national reconciliation

Yesterday's commemoration of the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day was marked by a series of firsts: the first observed under the new government, the first attended by the commander-in-chief and the first held at the newly upgraded Martyrs’ Mausoleum.

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President U Htin Kyaw observes Waso and Martyrs’ Day

On yesterday’s double holiday – Martyrs’ Day and the full moon day of Waso – President U Htin Kyaw donated Waso robes and honoured fallen martyrs in the Dhammayone, a religious community hall in the Nay Pyi Taw Council Office compound.

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Garment workers receive partial severance compensation

After drawn out negotiations, 85 workers from a recently shuttered garment factory in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township received part of their severance compensation yesterday, following their second protest staged over the weekend.

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Two killed in express bus accident on Yangon-Mandalay highway

Two people were killed and at least 25 others injured when an express bus veered off the Yangon-Mandalay highway en route to Taungoo on July 15. The accident took place at about 10pm in Kyauktaga township, Bago Region.

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