Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw chief warns military personnel to follow code of conduct

Following a display of military might in an armed forces drill over the weekend, the Tatmadaw chief warned defence personnel that they must strictly follow the Geneva Convention and military code of conduct.

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Low voter turnout again reported in Mandalay municipal election

Imitating their counterparts in some more long-standing democracies, citizens in Mandalay have demonstrated a distinct disinterest in local municipal elections, with initial reports of low voter turnout for yesterday’s poll to select six members to Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).

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Journalist honoured, calls for reorganisation of MNHRC in wake of child maids revelation

While receiving two awards for his reporting this weekend, journalist Ko Swe Win called for an overhaul of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission as soon as possible.

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‘I believe if she’d been taken to hospital she would have lived’: Why was Rohingya woman Raysuana denied proper medical care?

On September 23, The Myanmar Times published the first of a two-part series about Raysuana, a young Rohingya woman who was discovered semi-conscious at a military compound in Sittwe township on August 18 and who died 12 hours later without being taken to a hospital or any kind of criminal inquiry having been launched. Today we look at what happened to her after she was found, and reveal why she did not receive the medical attention she so desperately needed.

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Sakura garment factory strike ends with negotiations

The strike at Sakura garment factory is finally over, two months after it began. The truce required the intervention of lawmakers to negotiate a reduction of daily production targets.

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Dutch tourist charged for insulting religion

A Dutch citizen has been arrested for outraging religious sentiments after unplugging the amplifier used by monks to broadcast a sermon. Klaas Haytema, 30, of Wans in the Netherlands, is due to appear in court today.

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Displaced families in Kayin allowed to return home after landmine clearance

With the flare-up of deadly clashes in Kayin State now over, the state government is preparing to return villagers who had fled the fighting to their homes in the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe township.

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Senior NLD official U Win Htein denies party resignation

Veteran National League for Democracy official U Win Htein has denied rumours circulating on social media that he had resigned from the party due to poor health. A supposedly official statement from the NLD did the rounds online on September 24, stating that the party would let U Win Htein retire given his health problems.

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Rakhine State authorities verifying legality of Maungdaw buildings

Rakhine State officials are reviewing the legality of buildings in a Muslim-majority township as the state government proceeds with a controversial demolition plan that could see dozens of mosques destroyed.

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From a violent beginning to a tragic end: The story of a Rohingya woman called Raysuana

On August 30, Amnesty International called for an independent inquiry into the death and possible sexual assault of a young Rohingya woman who was found at a military compound in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe. In a two-part series that highlights the plight of Rohingya women and the lack of medical support and justice for gender-based violence available to them, The Myanmar Times asks: Who was Raysuana and why did she die?

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