Myanmar Times

SNLD wins landslide in Shan State

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) had a disappointing run in the Shan State by-election on April 1, when Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) won with a landslide victory. Keep reading ...

By-election was smooth, with minor hiccups: observers

The by-election on April 1 proceeded and ended smoothly, although the voter turnout was low and there were minor incidents and misunderstandings.Keep reading  ...

Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD)

The ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) won 9 out of the 19 seats vacant in Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, State and Region Hluttaw in April 1 by-election.Keep reading ...

Increased tourists lead to higher revenue in Bagan

The number of tourist arrivals to Bagan has increased by more than 53,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year, compared with the year, leading to a total collection of entrance fees by over K134 billion for both years, said U Kyi Thein Ko, general secretary of ...

Voters lacking info about candidates: EEOP survey

More than half of the voters have admitted that they don’t know the plans and policies of the candidates competing in the by-election on April 1, 2017, according to the Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey done by the Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP).Keep reading ...

Factories told to close on polling day

Factories in Hlaing Tharyar have been told to close on polling day to allow their employees to cast their votes in the township’s by-election.Keep reading ...

Demand to stop dam projects

About 400 villagers gathered on the banks of the Namtu River in Hsipaw township, Shan State last week to protest the construction of a dam which they said will submerge their homes and lands.Keep reading ...

Rice husk power plant opens in Myanmar

A biomass gasification power plant which uses rice husks to generate electricity was opened by the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) in Nay Pyi Taw, said the company’s chairman, U Chit Khine.Keep reading ...

Workers want 10-day Thingyan holiday

More than 5000 workers representing the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) marched to the city centre yesterday to demand 10 days of holidays during the Thingyan water festival.Keep reading ...

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