Saturday, February 06, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD chief leads the way on trash clean-up

They're not yet in office, but the National League for Democracy clean-up campaign has already begun. Party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led the way yesterday, picking up garbage in her Kawhmu, Yangon Region, constituency.

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Bulgarian charged over ATM withdrawals

A major police investigation involving checks at airports, hotels, motels and inns has resulted in the arrest of a Bulgarian national charged with fraudulently withdrawing millions of kyat from ATM machines.

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Doctor to testify as Kachin activist presses for bail

Hopes are rising that Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, the Kachin humanitarian worker now in Insein Prison for alleged violation of the Telecommunications Law, could be freed on bail, or even have the case against him dismissed.

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London Sayadaw case dismissed

It's over. One of Yangon’s most tangled and long-running criminal cases collapsed yesterday as a township judge dismissed charges against U Ottara, known as London Sayadaw, as well as the four monks charged alongside him.

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NLD yet to engage with ethnic parties

Ethnic parties whose winning candidates will be sworn in as MPs next month are eager to discuss a wide range of matters with the majority National League for Democracy – but no timetable or plan exists for such a meeting.

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Minister for Facebook gets ready to sign off

U Ye Htut, the most visible face of President U Thein Sein’s administration, says he is not looking for a job in the next government.

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Activist groups look to next government to solve human rights abuses

Activists marked International Human Rights Day yesterday by setting an agenda for the next government.

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Monogamy Law takes aim at new target

Her husband ended their relationship with a simple text message.

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Zoning, not flyovers, eyed as better solution to traffic jams

Flyovers are not enough to relieve congestion, city heritage experts have been told.


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Myanmar comes under renewed pressure to ratify key human rights treaties

Myanmar has come under renewed pressure to lift itself from the bottom rung of countries to have ratified key international human rights treaties.

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