Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Protester arrested during march to Letpadaung

A protester who tried to march from Yangon to the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region has been arrested and is the latest to be charged under a protest law being amended by parliament.

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Labourers continue heading to Malaysia

Even though Indonesians and Nepalese now avoid working in Malaysia because it no longer pays well, there is no let-up in Myanmar workers migrating to the Southeast Asian nation.

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Nay Pyi Taw police shut down massage parlours

The 100-day brigade has struck again. The latest manifestation of the new government’s desire to act, and be seen to act, is the closure of nine massage parlours in Pyinmana township, Nay Pyi Taw.

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Mandalay boosts security forces under 100-day plan

The new government will emphasise increasing security forces in the field while decreasing police office staff, according to police officers in Mandalay Region.

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Police interview roommate in murder case

Police are interviewing a suspect accused of stabbing to death a man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in Thingangyun township, Yangon Region, on May 19.

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City’s landless to be moved to ‘rehabilitation’ camps

Landless , extorted and often violently evicted, Yangon’s unofficial tenants will now be shipped into “rehabilitation” camps as part of the new government’s plan to address the squatter issue.

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Jade miners still at work in Hpakant despite landslide risk

Hundreds of people were still working yesterday in the jade mines of Hpakant, Kachin State, despite continuing downpours that had triggered a lethal landslide on May 23.

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Speaker nixes proposals to debate recent fighting

Two MPs who tried to urge parliament to act to stop outbreaks of fighting in Rakhine and Shan states say they have been sidelined by the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker. Last week, Daw Khin Saw Wai, an Arakan National Party MP for Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, tried to submit an urgent proposal pressing the government to support the delivery of aid to displaced people in the north of the state. Speaker U Win Myint rejected the proposal.

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IDPs struggle in Kachin resettlement village

Though home to nearly 1000 people, Ngwe Pyaw San Pya village at the foot of In Khaing Buam Hill in Kachin State welcomes visitors with an overwhelming silence.

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ICRC to build orthopaedic centres in conflict zones

The International Committee of the Red Cross will soon establish two new orthopaedic centres in Kachin and Shan states, two regions of Myanmar heavily affected by armed conflict.

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