The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Disease a threat as Kachin displaced wait for shelters

Humanitarian group warns families recently displaced by fighting in southeastern Kachin State are at risk of illness because overcrowded refugee camps are unable to provide even basic housing.


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Bangladesh demands return of soldier

Embassy in Yangon confirms reports of a shootout on the border on May 28, as concerns grow over increased violence in the area.

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Yangon a city of 8 million? Not yet, says government

The Department of Population has dismissed a post-census report that eight million people now live in Yangon, saying it has yet to release any figures.

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Parliament to consider religion laws this session

Two controversial “protection of religion” bills sent to a newly formed commission will be submitted to MPs during the current session of parliament, the deputy chairman of the commission says.

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Anti-hate speech campaign launched in Mandalay

The new Panzagar anti-hate speech campaign is gaining momentum in Mandalay, where about 25 volunteers have taken to the streets to hand out pamphlets.

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Chinese Monkey King out and about in Mandalay

Chinese actor Zhang Jinlai, who is best known for his role as Monkey King in the 1986 television series Journey to the West, has met with fans in Mandalay as part of a state-sponsored tour of Myanmar.


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Conservationists push for international recognition of Gulf of Mottama

The Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association is pushing for an area of wetlands in the Gulf of Mottama in Mon State to be internationally recognised as a unique natural habitat.


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Lawyers' Network to battle MIC over court tenders

Members of the Lawyers’ Network have protested against a government decision to lease two court buildings to private companies and have threatened to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission.

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Bus crash prompts unprecedented response – but will it improve safety?

On May 12 a bus lurched out of Nay Pyi Taw at around 6:30pm under an early monsoon season downpour and pulled onto the Yangon-Mandalay Highway.


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Five beaten over Pyin Oo Lwin land dispute

Four men from Pyin Oo Lwin are recovering in hospital after they and another person were beaten and tied up in an attack that police believe is linked to a land dispute in the area.


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