The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 30 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Cries of laughter as clown doctors arrive in Yangon

“Freeze – put your gun down,” the young man shouts comically, pointing a toy gun at the child. While the man wears a long white doctor’s coat, his face is painted and he has a small arsenal of amusing accessories, including the requisite red nose. When the doctor shoots the gun, colourful bubbles emerge from the barrel and the child laughs hysterically.

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Satellite usage surveys planned

The Japanese government is supporting two surveys on possible uses in Myanmar for an earth observation satellite that is scheduled to be launched in December, the Ministry of Transport said.

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Activists call for adherence to land policy

Land rights activists have mostly welcomed President U Thein Sein’s comments on land use but warned that all levels of government ministries need to properly implement laws and policies.

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Middles school curriculum gets disaster, environment subjects

Environmental conservation and natural disaster knowledge have been introduced to the middle school curriculum across lower Myanmar this academic year, a Ministry of Education official said in last week.

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Only local solution can end ethnic unrest: DFID boss

The international community can play only a limited role in resolving a long-running ethnic conflict in Rakhine State that has in recent weeks claimed at least 50 lives, the head of the United Kingdom’s aid office in Myanmar said.

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United response needed: parties

Leading political parties have urged all stakeholders to work together to end the sectarian conflict in Rakhine State peacefully and ensure the violence does not spread to other regions of the country.

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US embassy meets Islamic, Rakhine leaders

The United States embassy in Yangon last week held separate meetings with representatives of Muslim organisations and a leading Rakhine political party to urge all sides to refrain from violence.

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Groups unite for Kachin ceremony

Religious and ethnic groups gathered last week for a prayer ceremony to mark the first anniversary of a resumption of fighting in Kachin State and call for an end to the conflict.

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Rio conference must create new model for global economy

This week, world leaders gather for a momentous occasion – the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Will it be a success? In my opinion, yes.

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Ministry of Information team visits Europe

Deputy Minister for Information U Soe Win last week led a ministry delegation to Scandinavian countries as part of its growing relationship with Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma.

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