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by Saiua
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Election will be held in November, says Thein Sein
Replies: 0
Views: 2280

Election will be held in November, says Thein Sein

Burma’s much-anticipated 2015 election will take place in November, according to the country’s president, speaking to the nation in his monthly radio address on Sunday. According to the official translation of his speech in state media, President Thein Sein said, “It is to be expected that political...
by Saiua
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Social Issues and Conflict
Topic: Photographer Detained over Facebook Post Mocking Authorities
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Photographer Detained over Facebook Post Mocking Authorities

A freelance photographer from Monywa was detained by local authorities on Friday for posting a satirical photo on his Facebook page that mocked authorities. According to one of the photographer’s close friends who wished to remain anonymous, Aung Nay Myo was first questioned by local Special Branch ...
by Saiua
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poultry ban after bird flu outbreak in Monywa
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Poultry ban after bird flu outbreak in Monywa

The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Sagaing Division has imposed a temporary ban on the transportation of poultry across the region amid a fresh outbreak of bird flu. Aung Than Win, the chairperson of the Monywa Livestock Breeders Association, said the government department had annou...
by Saiua
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: National Education Bill: student marches begin
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: National Education Bill: student marches begin

Student activists: Govt is buying time Student activists have said that the government is attempting to buy time by creating delays with its scheduled “briefing sessions” on amendments to the National Education Law. After the upper house on Tuesday invited representatives from several groups – incl...
by Saiua
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: National Education Bill: student marches begin
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

Re: National Education Bill: student marches begin

Parliament passes bill to raise MPs’ salaries Burma’s parliament has formally approved a bill to raise MPs’ salaries on Thursday. The bill was an amendment to the Laws on Emoluments, Allowances and Insignias of Parliament Representatives, Executive Members of Self-Administrated Regions, Union and S...
by Saiua
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: National Education Bill: student marches begin
Replies: 7
Views: 3363

National Education Bill: student marches begin

Dozens of students who oppose the National Education Bill have begun two marches to Rangoon, one from Mandalay in central Burma and the other from Tavoy in the southern coastal region of Tenasserim. Both protest rallies set off on Tuesday morning to mark the 60-day deadline that the students had giv...
by Saiua
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Govt pledges to safeguard Rangoon architecture
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

Govt pledges to safeguard Rangoon architecture

President’s Office Minister Soe Thane pledged government commitment to preserving Rangoon’s architectural heritage in a speech in Burma’s former capital on Sunday. Speaking at the event entitled “Building the Future; The Role of Heritage in the Sustainable Development of Yangon” on 17 January, the m...
by Saiua
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Burmese proud of their peacock
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Burmese proud of their peacock

The Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS) has suggested that the green peafowl be adopted as the national bird of Burma. Speaking at a seminar on biodiversity and conservation at Rangoon Zoo on Saturday, a representative of the not-for-profit organisation announced the plan to propose the green pea...
by Saiua
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: History and Culture
Topic: Karenni State Day held amid controversy
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

Karenni State Day held amid controversy

The 63rd Karenni State Day, also known as Kayah Day, is being celebrated in the regional capital Loikaw. Karenni State Day falls annually on 15 January. This year’s celebrations began on 10 January at Loikaw’s Kantarawaddy Park and are expected to last until the 16th, with festivities including disp...
by Saiua
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics and Government
Topic: Magazine Must Go With the River's Flow
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Magazine Must Go With the River's Flow

Nyinway wrote:As an independent news/journal source, they have all the rights to choose whatever name they choose for their media.
I agree.