Friday, July 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Structure of federal Union debated on second day of Mai Ja Yang summit

Hypothesised state divisions that should make up the federal Union yesterday dominated discussions at the second day of the Mai Ja Yang summit, a major gathering of ethnic armed groups in Kachin State.

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Appeal verdict due today in mining company vs activists case

A Sagaing Region court is expected today to rule on an appeal filing from three activists charged by a mining company with trespassing, intimidation and obstructing.

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President appoints new permanent UN representative

President U Htin Kyaw yesterday appointed a former regime defender to the diplomatic corps, selecting U Htin Lynn as Myanmar’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

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Proactive measures failing to stem cholera outbreak in Pyay

Officials are trying to control an outbreak of cholera in Pyay township, Bago Region.

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Ministry looks to expand early childhood care

To help combat malnutrition in children, the government will strengthen early childhood care and development services. U Aung Kyaw Moe, director of the Department of Social Welfare in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told The Myanmar Times on July 26 that a training program had been developed for that purpose.

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Two health departments slow service, but no plans to combine them: minister

The creation of a Department of Public Health and a Department of Medical Care under the U Thein Sein government has delayed service at the township level, said Union Minister for Health and Sport U Myint Htwe.

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State counsellor invited to visit North Korea

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been invited to visit North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.

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Anti-trafficking agenda workshopped in capital

Tatmadaw officers and civilian brokers who recruit or otherwise procure child soldiers in violation of international law should face imprisonment, a United States government report has recommended. Instead, they say, it is the children themselves who can face jail for “deserting” from their forced service.

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15 migrant workers suspected of murder deemed innocent, released in Malaysia

Police in Malaysia have released 15 Myanmar migrant workers who were detained earlier this month as suspects in the grisly murder of four of their compatriots in Penang during an apparent botched robbery attempt, according to a statement from the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

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Embassy says repatriation cancelled, while labour minister to welcome thousands home

A plan to repatriate over 700 additional Myanmar workers from Malaysia has been cancelled due to lack of funding, according to an embassy statement.

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