Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

New Yangon mayor and chief minister named

More names have been leaked from the National League for Democracy’s regional government picks, including who the party will appoint as Yangon’s next chief minister and mayor.

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School bus program to start this year

Yellow is for safety, schoolchildren will start learning next year, as new school buses in canary colours are drafted in to replace the motley fleet of vehicles now in use.

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Religious leaders take stand on violence against women

Religious leaders from four major faiths in Myanmar called for an end to violence and discrimination against women during an International Women’s Day debate in Yangon over the weekend.

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Koh Tao petition reaches Thai embassy

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition organised by nationalist groups against the death penalty verdict given to two Rakhine State natives.

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Rights body called in to verify steelworks complaints

Myanmar's human rights commission has slammed a steel factory for abusing its workers.

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Five-day water cut begins as part of JICA upgrade project

Upgrade to Yangon’s water pipeline network will see supply cut for five days to 11 wards in four inner-city townships, starting today.

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Weather to heat up from middle of March

The heat is on. Temperatures are set to rise markedly in mid-March and the month as a whole is set to be warmer than March last year, weather experts say – but it will not be the hottest month this year.

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UEC, political parties look back on November election

Members of the Union Election Commission, political parties and civil society groups yesterday reflected on the successes and shortcomings of the country’s unprecedented election last November.

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Latest polio campaign declared a success

Health officials are declaring the latest nationwide drive against polio a success, though results are still coming in from some remote areas. As of February 26, the Department of Public Health was saying it was not yet ready to announce complete official results, although some regions reported reaching more than 95 percent of targeted children.

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Teacher numbers to grow by a quarter under reform plan

In a major nationwide overhaul of education, the government is to hire and train more than 100,000 primary-school teachers to work in a revitalised system, the Department of Education has announced.

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