Five int’l school officials detained in Insein prison

Five officials of a company operating international schools in the country have been detained in Insein central prison in Yangon while being investigated for teaching the Myanmar language without the approval of the education ministry, a company lawyer said Thursday.

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Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade.

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Myanmar military blames deadly plane crash on bad weather

Bad weather caused the crash of an air force plane in Myeik archipelago that killed 122 people, the Tatmadaw said, 41 days after the accident that is considered the worst in the country’s aviation history.

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District Court refuses to accept civil suit against State to abolish ‘08 constitution


Dekkhinathiri District Court in Nay Pyi Taw did not accept the lawsuit filed by a group of former MPs against the State to abolish the 2008 constitution, the group’s legal adviser U Aung Thura told the media on Tuesday.

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Nation marks 70th Martyrs’ Day with excitement and sadness

Thousands of people gathered in Yangon on Wednesday, ignoring the threat of monsoon rains, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, marking the assassination of the country’s independence heroes including Gen Aung San, father of current leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Taungthaman Lake’s water level poses threat to U Bein Bridge

The water level of Taungthaman Lake has risen steadily during the past week and now threatens to flood the iconic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura township of Mandalay City, a leader of a boat association said.

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No green light yet for Yangon’s water bus operations

The Yangon government has yet to issue permit to the water bus system, which was supposed to start operations in early June, said a company spokesman.

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Govt to help flood-hit farmers in Sagaing Region

The government will provide assistance to Sagaing Region farmers whose crops were destroyed by floods, the Region Agriculture Minister U Kam Zar Mone said Tuesday.

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Government committed to advance human rights in Rakhine State

The government assured the international community that it is fully committed to promoting human rights for all communities equally and avoiding any ‘mishandling’ of the situation in Rakhine State.

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Secretariat building renovated for Martyrs’ Day three-day event

Myanmar's Secretariat building, which has been renovated with some of the original furnishings, will open to the public for three days starting Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, when General Aung San and eight others were assassinated, said Darren McLean, project manager.

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