Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Crime figures show slight drop in 2015

Yangon police have reported a slight drop in criminal cases in 2015 on the previous year – something they attribute to a more visible police presence in the community.

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No end to tuition in sight despite NLD proposal

The well-established tuition system, by which students must take private lessons because their teachers withhold some of the information they need to know for monthly exams, should not be abolished until discussions are held on how to improve education in Myanmar, said a senior official from the Ministry of Education.

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Network chooses two for global youth meet

Two outstanding young people have been chosen to represent their organisations, and their country, in an international leadership program. The National Youth Congress (NYC) of Myanmar selected Ko Saw Thura Aung and Ma Su Pone Chit to go abroad next year, selection board member Ko Thet Swe Win told The Myanmar Times yesterday.

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Budget discussion cancelled as inflation concerns grow

Individual ministries will not be called to parliament to explain their budget requests for 2016-17 until debate begins in January in an effort to speed up the approval process, MPs were told yesterday.

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Speaker stalls on long-delayed and much-derided Condo Law

Time seems to be running out for the controversial condominium bill, which was again stalled in parliament on December 21. Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann intervened to postpone the debate after fresh attempts to amend it failed.

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Bagan schools slated for solar power

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Panasonic will provide solar-power systems to schools in the Bagan region to promote educational support aimed at sustainable development.

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Civil society backs ANP chief minister

More than 100 Rakhine civil society organisations have called on the incoming National League for Democracy government to appoint the state’s chief minister from the Arakan National Party.

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Prayer protest case highlights pressure

The sentencing of a senior Yangon reporter for taking part in a prayer event on behalf of persecuted colleagues has raised concerns that the military-backed government is not going to relent in its prosecution of journalists during its last few months in office.

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Trusted recruiters, friends leading domestic migrants to abuse: ILO report

The government’s labour recruitment offices are failing, leaving workers to scrounge for jobs through informal networks rife with opportunistic brokers, according to a new report.

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New group aims to help cut Myanmar road deaths by half

Road deaths need to be cut by 2000 a year or they will exceed regional targets, a new traffic-safety NGO says.

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