Friday, February 12, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Changing Yangon’s taxis, one meter at a time

Calling all cars – do you want to join Hello Cabs? You need an air-conditioned vehicle, nice manners, clean clothes – and lose the betel. Diplomatic experience is helpful, but bargaining skills are not required.

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Myanmar fishermen give testimony in trafficking case

Fishermen who were enslaved and in some cases held captive for a decade aboard seafood trawlers in Indonesia are now taking part in a lawsuit against one of the accused companies.

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Defence suffers another blow in ‘London Sayadaw’ case

The defence in the long-running London Sayadaw case has suffered another setback as the judge, U Tin Tun Oo, allowed the submission of evidence despite a claim that it was unlawful.

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Women increasingly among those at risk for HIV/AIDS

A new group is increasingly at risk for contracting HIV in Myanmar: women.

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