The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 21 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar man being tested for Ebola virus

A Myanmar man has been admitted to hospital in Yangon for Ebola testing after arriving home from Africa via Bangkok last night.

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Enumeration of Rohingya a "complete failure", census observers say

Independent observers have called the enumeration of Rohingya Muslims a "complete failure".

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Crime undermining development: UN

The Ministry of Planning signed a four-year agreement with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on August 18 to "strengthen the rule law and address significant crime and drug issues," according to a statement from the organisation.

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Ceasefire draft could be finalised in September, government and ethnic groups say

The government and the ethnic armed groups told a news conference last week that the final draft of the national ceasefire agreement could be finalised in September.

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Humanitarian action - the compassion of peoples and states

This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day on August 19. This is the day the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement and other humanitarian organisations celebrate the many humanitarian acts that take place in the disasters and armed conflicts that cause so much suffering in our world.

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Curfew lifted but security forces remain

A curfew imposed in Mandalay following an outbreak of violence in July was lifted last week, but police officials said additional security forces would remain in the city.

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Constitutional amendment process nears completion

The process of constitutional revision is almost complete, the speaker of the Union Parliament has said.


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Federal system agreed on in principle

The government and armed ethnic groups have agreed on the basic principles necessary to institute a federal system aimed at guaranteeing democracy, equality and self-determination for ethnic minorities, representatives from both sides said last week.

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Government denies political prisoners remain behind bars

The government denied reports from some rights organization’s last week that 29 political prisoners remain behind bars despite the government’s promise of an amnesty for all political prisoners by the end of 2013.

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Government targets political dialogue in early 2015

Chief government peace negotiator U Aung Min says he wants political dialogue to begin in early 2015, after a nationwide ceasefire agreement is signed later this year.

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