The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Letter of Regrets from MT

"The Myanmar Times is deeply sorry for the cartoon which was printed in the Myanmar Times Myanmar on 25/31 March 2015.

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Muted protest as rights council raps Myanmar – again

In an annual ritual, Myanmar has been rapped again by the United Nations Human Rights Council in a resolution that extends the mandate of the UN special rapporteur for another year, following a debate that once more highlighted divisions between Western governments and Asia.

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BBC reporter charged after Mandalay protest

A local reporter for the Myanmar service of the BBC has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Mandalay during student-led protests on motorcycles there and in Yangon on Armed Forces Day that also resulted in several arrests.

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NLD leader meets Karen National Union

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of the Karen National Union held talks in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to discuss the 2008 constitution, rule of law and the peace process.

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Returning migrants tell of abuse and torture

When the Myanmar warship Mahar Thiha Thura docked in Yangon yesterday, more than 100 migrant workers poured out, relieved to be far away from the Malaysian detention camps where they say they were tortured, starved and beaten.

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Petition calls for end to Ngapali sand mining

A group calling itself the “Alliance against Sand Mining at Ngapali and Myanmar Beaches” has launched an online petition urging President U Thein Sein to put a halt to sand extraction and overdevelopment at Myanmar beaches, particularly Ngapali in southern Rakhine State.

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Funding for rabies vaccines dries up

Efforts to step up the fight against rabies appear to have stalled, as the two main organisations concerned hunt for donor funding.

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Minister deflects media protesters

Minister for Information U Ye Htut wasn’t taking any hits during the opening of the International Press Institute’s free media conference on March 27.

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Expert highlights Thanlwin dam earthquake risk

A series of dams planned for the length of the Thanlwin River could court disaster, environmentalists and experts told a meeting at Hpa-an, Kayin State, on March 27.

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Ethnic media groups push for seat on press council

Ethnic media leaders are calling for an official presence on the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) in order to protect reporters from minority newsgroups.

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