Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Kayin State prosthetic centre plans mobile outreach program

Relief is at hand for wearers of prosthetic limbs in rural communities in eastern Myanmar. The Hpa-an Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center is setting up a mobile unit covering much of the eastern part of the country, including parts of Kayin and Kayah states and Bago and Tanintharyi regions.

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Doctor to testify as Kachin activist presses for bail

Hopes are rising that Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, the Kachin humanitarian worker now in Insein Prison for alleged violation of the Telecommunications Law, could be freed on bail, or even have the case against him dismissed.

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London Sayadaw case dismissed

It's over. One of Yangon’s most tangled and long-running criminal cases collapsed yesterday as a township judge dismissed charges against U Ottara, known as London Sayadaw, as well as the four monks charged alongside him.

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RCSS denies fighters trespassed in TNLA area

The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) has denied that its forces had tried to occupy areas controlled by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State, triggering several days of clashes late last month.

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Nearly two dozen witnesses called for BBC journalist case

A lawsuit against a local journalist is dragging on despite 23 witnesses coming to his defence, according to his legal team.

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NLD leader says meeting with ex-dictator was ‘great result’

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says she reached an “agreement” with former military leader U Than Shwe last week that was a “great result” for Myanmar.

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NLD yet to engage with ethnic parties

Ethnic parties whose winning candidates will be sworn in as MPs next month are eager to discuss a wide range of matters with the majority National League for Democracy – but no timetable or plan exists for such a meeting.

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In light or dark, operations must go on

A photo that was widely circulated on social media this week cast a light onto the sometimes extreme measures taken in Myanmar’s public health sector. In the midst of an electrical blackout, doctors were seen performing an operation at the Mandalay Central Women’s Hospital by the light of smartphones.

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Minister for Facebook gets ready to sign off

U Ye Htut, the most visible face of President U Thein Sein’s administration, says he is not looking for a job in the next government.

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Activist groups look to next government to solve human rights abuses

Activists marked International Human Rights Day yesterday by setting an agenda for the next government.

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