Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Researchers urge better protection for Irrawaddy dolphins

Increasing boat traffic on the Ayeyarwady River, along with logging, the use of electric shock in fishing and gold panning, is threatening the Irrawaddy dolphins and their ecosystem, experts say.

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BBC reporter jailed for assaulting police officer

A reporter for the BBC Myanmar service has been found guilty of assaulting a police officer and was sentenced to three months in prison with hard labour yesterday.

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Yangon shanty towns defy chief minister’s order

And still they come: Yangon Region authorities are fighting a running battle against the constant proliferation of illegal shanties, which have continued to spring up overnight despite a city ordinance that any new unofficial residents will be arrested.

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‘Pyi Myanmar’ daily temporarily suspends print publication

After three years of printing, Swe Sone Media Group announced on June 3 that it would temporarily cease publication of its Pyi Myanmar daily newspaper.

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KBC seeks presidential help for teachers’ justice

Campaigners for justice in the rape and murder of two teachers in Kachin State last year are appealing to President U Htin Kyaw for help in bringing the suspects to account.

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Govt takes aim at betel chewing

It looks like Myanmar may be going cold turkey on its betel nut habit.

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Abandoned babies reveal lack of sex education, support for single mothers

During a power blackout on a hot night in May, Ma Thidar Han heard a baby crying at around 9pm in a back lane of Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, where she works as a ward administrator. According to officers at the Yangon Police Headquarters, it was the second baby to be abandoned by its mother in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in May.

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Villagers charged for allegedly aiding armed group

The Tatmadaw is suing eight Theinni township residents under the Unlawful Association Act, according to police.

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Central Arbitration Council reduces compensation order

A steel factory defying a labour tribunal’s order to compensate laid off and abused workers was told it can now pay less than the initially ruled amount.

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Textile workers stage sit-in over contract feud

Angry workers at the strike-plagued Panda textile factory in Mandalay Region’s Singu township are threatening to escalate a labour dispute if management and labour department officials fail to resolve the matter.

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