The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

President warns China and rebels over Kokang

President U Thein Sein has warned China not to encroach on Myanmar’s sovereignty, as the two sides discuss the crisis on their border.

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Farmers launch boycott of MPs who ‘didn’t stand up for us’

Angry farmers whose land was confiscated are urging voters to withhold support from candidates in the election later this year who failed to speak out on the issue.

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UN calls for immunisation to continue

Two United Nations agencies are calling for a national immunisation program to resume in Shan State’s Kokang region, despite ongoing violence that has claimed more than 130 lives.

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Police accused of misusing photographer’s Facebook page

A freelance photojournalist arrested last week for posting a satirical message on social media has regained his freedom – but not control of his Facebook account.

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Two wait on test results after Monywa H5N1 outbreak

Health officials are awaiting the result of tests ordered in the case of two Monywa farmers who may be infected with bird flu.

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No villagers involved in murder of teachers: KBC

No civilians are suspected in the rape and murder of two volunteer teachers in northern Shan State, the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) has stated.

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Students threaten to resume march despite police presence

Student protesters and police were locked in a tense standoff last night at a monastery in Bago Region’s Letpadan township.

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Worker defy govt pleas, threats to end protest

Up to 1200 striking workers from factories in Yangon are refusing to reel in the picket lines and return to work, according to a government official.

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More than 600,000 migrants expected to get ID cards ahead of Thai deadline

The government hopes to dole out more than 640,000 “certificates of identity” in a new attempt to legalise undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, according to officials.

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Kokang: For Myanmar and China, this time it’s different

The last upheaval that changed the balance of power in the small, rugged area of northeastern Shan State on the border with China was dubbed the “Kokang Incident”.

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