Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

US embassy in Yangon apologises for training exercise gone wrong

The American embassy in Yangon apologised yesterday after a tear gas test gone awry led to erroneous reports of a bombing and temporarily affected the flow of traffic along University Avenue, where the mission is located.

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Premier Coffee factory pays back overtime, lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit against the Hlaing Tharyar township Premier Coffee factory was dismissed yesterday because the owner paid back overtime wages to his 321 workers, according to a Ministry of Labour official.

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Diphtheria quarantine ends in Yangon’s Mingalardon township

About 200 people in Mingalardon township’s Tilawka ward, who were prohibited from leaving their homes after a diphtheria scare last week, were given permission to move freely once again on July 23, according to Daw Thandar Moe, a parliamentary representative for the Mingalardon constituency.

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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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