Monday, May 02, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nationalists rally against US embassy’s use of term ‘Rohingya’

A crowd of nationalists swarmed the United States embassy in Yangon yesterday, denouncing the country for using the word “Rohingya” to refer to a Muslim group in Rakhine State in a recent statement.

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Problematic first month for new government

Wedged between a military unwilling to relinquish power and high expectations from its supporters, it has not been an easy first month for the NLD-led government as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi slowly embarks on her promised path to change.

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To pay or not to pay? INGOs wrangle over income tax

The debate has even entered moral territory, with some expat workers arguing that the arrival of a civilian-led and democratically elected government makes foreigners obliged to start paying their dues to the state.

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Religious affairs minister to halt monk’s stupa streak

With the state government unable to put an end to a dream-inspired monk’s stupa-building craze, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is taking over.

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US to promote doing business in Myanmar

US business delegations will visit Myanmar next week to seek investment opportunities that will also promote the country’s economic growth, Scot Marciel, the newly arrived US ambassador, announced yesterday.

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Mingalardon provides free dialysis

Mingalardon Specialist Hospital is providing free kidney dialysis for people with HIV.

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MSF requests price cut for pneumonia vaccine

Aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is demanding that drug companies cut the cost of pneumonia vaccines for poor children worldwide, a move that could greatly affect Myanmar.

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Administrator vows to end illegal trade in Thabeikkyin township

Illegal smuggling of cattle and natural resources must end, and alternative sources of income identified, said a Thabeikkyin township administrator.

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Three dozen repatriated from Malaysia as process hits more snags

Migrant workers detained in Malaysia are hopeful a homecoming may finally be on the horizon after a batch of returns began last week, but rights groups say the embassy has only further convoluted the lengthy process.

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Ethnic children more at risk of stunting

Ethnic children under five in northern states are almost three times more likely to be stunted than children in other parts of Myanmar, according to a new nutrition study.

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