Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ministry: US religious report ‘inaccurate’

A religious freedom report released by the United States does not accurately reflect the situation in Myanmar, U Aung San Win, head spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, said on Thursday.

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Car brokers decry decision to close the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) on Thursday announced the closure of the Thiri Mingalar car sales centre in Ahlone township as it is a dangerous building, but the car brokers are criticizing the decision.

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Last journey of ex-NLD chair U Aung Shwe

After walking the tough road of Myanmar democracy with the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe, former military official and NLD chairman, was sent off with honours on his final journey by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and dozens of comrades-in-arms on Thursday.

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Democratic transition needs more time: C-in-C

Myanmar’s transition to democracy will need to take more time, we have weaknesses in democracy experience, multi-party system because of the history we passed through,the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services said Thursday.

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Ceasefire between UNFC, government remains distant dream

It has been 14 months since the Unified Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) – an umbrella organisation of five ethnic armed groups – and the government started ceasefire negotiations but a deal remains a distant dream.

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Plea to review cases against editor rejected

The court on Thursday rejected the plea of The Voice chief editor U Kyaw Min Swe to review the two separate defamation cases against him based on the same article which allegedly defamed the Tatmadaw, his lawyer said.

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Courts close 180,000 criminal cases in first half

Over 180,000 out of 200,000 criminal cases received in the past six months have been resolved, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo said.

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Two catamarans from Australia arrive for Yangon Water Bus service

Two catamarans from Australia have arrived in Yangon for use in the Yangon Water Bus service and more vessels will be arriving in the coming days, a company statement said Wednesday.

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Myanmar workers file complaint against S. Korean supervisors

A group of Myanmar construction workers in Seoul, South Korea, filed a police complaint against their three Korean supervisors for rude and abusive behavior, one of the workers told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday.

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Yangon government takes first move to bring Reuters to court

The Yangon government has filed a complaint against international news agency Reuters before the Myanmar Press Council over a report about the alleged lack of transparency in the procurement of buses, a senior member of the council said Tuesday.

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