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  • October 30, 2014

    Referendum urged for new electoral system

    "If the PR (proportional representation) system is introduced, a proposed bill must be submitted under Section 433. It must be put forward to Union parliament in accordance with Section 434. According to Section 435, 20 percent of the representatives of Union parliament must submit the proposal. According...

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  • October 30, 2014

    EU ups funding for police reform, adds media centre for force

    ... centre at the Yangon Regional Police Force," she said, adding that the director-general of the national force had already signed an agreement in Nay Pyi Taw to establish such a centre. Deputy Police Colonel Myint Htwe confirmed that the deal had been reached. "The Myanmar Police Force's headquarter agreed...

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  • October 30, 2014

    Redeveloping Yangon to cost $4.5bn

    ... and lower areas of the country. Yangon has the largest population, with Mandalay in the north coming second with 1.5 million people. The capital, Nay Pyi Taw, has a population of about 500,000. Nationwide, about 30 cities have populations of more than 100,000. Among them, Yangon is the most attractive in terms...

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  • October 29, 2014

    Kempinski rides the hotel boom in Yangon

    According to an announcement by Thailandโ s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), a US$60 million financial support was granted for the renovation of an old building in Yangon into the Kempinski Hotel. The renovation will be handled jointly by Thailand-based Kanok Furniture and Decoration and Myanmarโ s...

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  • October 29, 2014

    Squatters warned: evict or face demolition

    ... from Bukwe Village said the authorities asked them to move to a new designated area after seizing his village and two others to make way for a new Nay Pyi Taw park since the year 2006-2007. But some of them could not move to the new area as they were away on business trips, he added. "We have sent many...

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  • October 28, 2014

    Be prepared for distractions ahead of elections: Suu Kyi

    ... said. "Beware of issues that could distract us from these matters," she told NLD members from three townships who were visiting Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on October 27. "Issues that could distract the people from these matters may arise. Beware of them," she reiterated. She called on NLD members to clearly...

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  • October 27, 2014

    Telenor dodges black-market virus in Yangon debut

    ... had been installed ahead of the launch. Telenor Myanmar also said that more than 1 million of its SIM cards had been distributed in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. The company has been fast as well to pinpoint weaknesses in its infrastructure. CEO Petter Furberg said technicians had noted by yesterday evening...

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  • October 27, 2014

    First-ever finished and cut-gem market to open in early November

    ... had proposed to open the market in October this year. And now we have postponed it to early November, as officials are busy with the gem emporium in Nay Pyi Taw. The opening date will be decided after the association holds its meeting this week," said Yone Mu, chairman of Myanmar Gem and Jewellery Entrepreneurs...

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  • October 25, 2014

    Cobra Gold to resume in 2015

    ... Prime Minister and coup leader Prayut Chan-o-cha and President Barack Obama are scheduled to attend the Asean Summit in Myanmar's new capital Nay Pyi Taw on November 12-13. The Thai and US leaders are expected to sit next to each other under the seating arrangement. Despite US disapproval of the takeover...

    Politics
  • October 22, 2014

    Myanmar has been ready for Ebola since August, health ministry says

    ..., though none have been detected so far. Any patient suspected of being infected with the virus will be transferred to hospitals in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw or Yangon that are best equipped for treating infectious diseases. Health workers nationwide are also handing out pamphlets explaining the disease and...

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