The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thai police confirm British cooperation in Koh Tao case

British police provided evidence to authorities in Thailand that tied two migrant workers to the murder of British backpackers last year, a court heard yesterday.

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Yangon’s lost children

Fourteen-year-old Ma Ei Mon’s tidy hair and thanaka-daubed face belie her troubled past and confused reality: Barely a teenager, she could be studying at school, but she is already working and living far from home.

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Police told not to charge for clearance letters

Police have been ordered to provide criminal clearance letters free of charge, after a forgery ring was uncovered earlier this month in Yangon.

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Nine Muslim children from Rakhine State arrested in Yangon

During a car inspection on August 22, police discovered a drunk driver who was attempting to smuggle in 10 people from IDP camps.

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MPs back signing of optional protocol on child soldiers

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved an optional international protocal which aims to keep children out of armed conflict.

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Muslim parties fear exclusion from election

The Union Election Commission has disqualified several candidates – both independent and from opposition parties – but has not disallowed a single contestant from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party.

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Intha get a second party to push cause

A new party for the Intha ethnic group has emerged to compete against the Inn National Development Party, which won several seats in the 2010 election.

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Flood-wracked farm animals get help

Recent flooding has taken a huge toll on farm animals in Ayeyarwady Region, with more than 10,000 animals in Thapaung township still in need of medical treatment and emergency food, according to the township veterinary department.

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Two ministers resign to contest poll

The chief ministers of Rakhine and Kayin states have resigned to contest the election as Union Solidarity and Development Party candidates.

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Police boost security after Thai bombing

Yangon police have stepped up security in the wake of last week’s Bangkok bombing, but say there is no evidence to suggest the culprits are in Yangon or planning an attack here.

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