Thursday, September 21, 2017

A roving pontiff for a far-flung flock

Bill O'Toole sat down with Pope Karekin, the supreme patriarch of the Armenian Church, during his recent visit to Myanmar.

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Milk powder firms reined in

State health staff who promote milk powder products to parents of infants could face legal action under a recently introduced regulation, a senior Ministry of Health official says.

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Saya Min Theinkha and The Lady’s destiny

While serving a life sentence in Insein Prison for his role in the 1988 uprising, the noted author and astrologer Min Theinkha made a bold prediction about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s presidential chances.

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With election looming, has YCDC stacked the deck?

Last month, the Yangon Region Hluttaw made rare headlines when opposition MP Daw Nyo Nyo Thin proposed the city’s municipal body, the Yangon City Development Committee, be abolished and reformed.

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Coal: the new power battleground

Asia World’s plan to build a coal-fired power plant on the fringes of the Ayeyarwady delta has divided the area's residents, with some welcoming the much-needed infrastructure and jobs, while others fear the effects of pollution.

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Youths erect anti-drug roadblocks

Villagers in northern Shan State have formed “drug combat teams” to catch drug smugglers and hand them over to police.

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Open roads: fighting the city’s traffic woes

As head of the city’s traffic police force, Police Lieutenant Colonel Linn Htut has one of the most unenviable jobs in Yangon.

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Will Karen National Union stay in UNFC?

A split in the body representing ethnic armed groups has raised fears of a delay in the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement.

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In mountains near Nay Pyi Taw, a test case for hydropower sector

The success – or failure – of the newly built town of Paunglaung is likely to guide future resettlement projects in Myanmar.

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Behind the walls of Insein

The Myanmar Times takes an up-close look at Yangon's notorious Insein Prison, and the impact of reforms at the institution.

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