Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


Forty young people from throughout the country gathered in Yangon on September 26 to exchange ideas about adopting sustainable development objectives in Myanmar.
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Only seven of 19 delegations attending the second day of a summit of ethnic armed organisations today in Chiang Mai have agreed to sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement with Naypyidaw.
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The Burma Police Force are issuing stun batons to more than 1,000 of traffic officers in Rangoon, Mandalay and Sagaing following the fatal stabbing of a policeman on 24 September.
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The Burmese government’s chief peace negotiator recently visited Mon State in the country’s southeast, delivering a strong message that the minority will be limited to observer status during political discussions if it does not accede to a nationwide ceasefire agreement.
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Three police constables on Maday Island in Arakan State’s Kyaukphyu Township were detained on Monday in connection with the recent death of a villager in police custody, according to district authorities.
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The National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) will not sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) because of political issues within its group, said NSCN-K central committee member U Kyaw Wan Sein.
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Three civilians have been reported killed as fighting continued in Mansi Township, Bhamo District, Kachin State between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
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Government representatives have agreed with factory owners and workers to amend labour laws and review standard terms in employment contracts, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Securities, The Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 29 September.
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A top official from Myanmar’s Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) on Monday vowed to amend the country’s 2008 military junta-drafted constitution if the party wins general elections scheduled for early November, according to a report by RFA on 28 September.
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With just 40 days until Burma’s Nov. 8 general election, a senior member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has accused the Union Election Commission of bias and criticized its chairman Tin Aye for failing to promptly address a handful of complaints filed by the party.
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Tens of thousands of people are set to lose the chance to vote in Karen State this November, after election officials said that polling stations would not open in some villages due to security concerns.
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Political parties contesting seats in the self-administered area of Kachin State Special Region-1 have filed complaints against the ruling pro-government militia, accusing the armed group of barring candidates from campaigning.
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In the 2010 election, U Kaung Myint Htut made headlines as a young independent running against then-Yangon mayor U Aung Thein Linn in South Okkalapa.
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During a rally in the capital yesterday, the ruling party’s secretary trumpeted the USDP as setting the reform agenda, and the only party capable of continuing to charter a course through the country’s transition.
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A total of 34,697 Myanmar citizens living abroad have registered to vote in the upcoming election, according to the Union Election Commission.
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Resources firms led a sell-off in Asian markets Tuesday following painful losses across Europe and New York as fears about the impact of China’s slowing growth on the global economy burst back into view.
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The family of a 12-year old killed when a tailing pond at a mine site collapsed and flooded a village will be paid compensation by the site operators, local sources said.
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The disclosure documents necessary to list on the forthcoming Yangon Stock Exchange have now been released.

Companies intending to list can pick up the documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar’s offices, an official said yesterday.
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As politicians campaign for votes in townships across the country, Myanmar’s teachers are planning a campaign of their own.
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The Coca-Cola system in Myanmar has actively led relief and rebuilding efforts since early-August, when heavy seasonal rains and Cyclone Komen caused flooding and landslides in 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions, the company reported on its website on 28 September.
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