The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

More strikes begin at industrial zones

Strikes at seven factories in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone were resolved last week, while workers at five other factories launched new stoppages, a lawyer involved in the disputes said.

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Youth groups establish a ‘peace network’

Young people from different fields have established a “peace network” to coordinate their activities. Most of the participants – about 30 people from 10 groups – have received training on the peacemaking process, organisers said.

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IDPs in Bago receive first identify card

On May 28, the life of 40-year-old farmer U Saw Kyi Yong changed. For the first time, he was issued with an identity card, guaranteeing him the right to travel freely in Myanmar and abroad.

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Improve education networks, experts urge government

Experts have urged the government to improve communications infrastructure between the nation’s universities, many of which have few or no internet connections.

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Fourth protest held over land dispute

A group of farmers from Hlaing Tharyar protested for the fourth time in front of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development in downtown Yangon last week, after earlier pleas for help received no response.

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Road brings hope to neglected community

After a wait of several decades, residents of U-To sub-township will soon get a road linking their communities with nearby Okpo in western Bago Region thanks to the philanthropy of a Yangon-based company.

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No date yet for World Bank office opening

The exact date of the World Bank office opening ceremony in Yangon scheduled for next month is yet to be confirmed, a spokesperson said last week.

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Generation Wave launches peace petition

Generation Wave is aiming to collect 676,767 signatures as part of its “Ever Peace 67” campaign, which aims to end conflict in Kachin State and dispel notions that many Myanmar are disconnected from the fighting.

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Responsible tourism policy draft to be released

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in cooperation with a non-profit foundation will this week launch a draft policy on responsible tourism at a workshop in Nay Pyi taw, according to an adviser to the ministry.

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UEC meets with parties over strikes, protests

The head of the Union Election Commission has warned five major political parties not to break existing laws when providing assistance to striking workers and protesters.

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