The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Malaysia begins exhuming human remains from massive network of trafficking camps

Malaysian police said yesterday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region’s migrant crisis.

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Nullified 1990 election to be commemorated

Surviving members of the parliament that never convened – the winners of the 1990 general election – will mark the 25th anniversary of the event tomorrow at the Judson Centre on Pyay Road in Yangon.

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NLD raises the possibility of changing the national flag

Critics say the new flag introduced in 2010 by the previous military regime fails to inspire feelings of national pride.

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Want to lodge a complaint? It will cost you

Tax officials in Mandalay were this week rubbing their hands in anticipation of a windfall as a result of a new law.

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Local tourism companies face online competition

Amid the good news about the rapid rise in tourism figures over the past few years there hides a small dark cloud.

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Between doormat and rubber stamp: The hard life of a hluttaw member

The cheering crowds have dispersed and the votes are counted. You’ve won the election. What’s your next stop?

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President signs off on population control law

U Thein Sein has approved a controversial population control law sponsored by nationalist Buddhist organisations but denounced by local women’s rights groups and by wide sections of the international community as primarily aimed at ethnic minorities.

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NLD leader calls for urgent six-way talks

Opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has called on the government to convene an urgent session of six-way talks to discuss amendments to Myanmar’s constitution, while questioning whether there is a commitment to hold parliamentary elections on time.

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In Rakhine State, Muslim children are disappearing

Rampant human smuggling from Rakhine State has taken an even grimmer turn with first-hand accounts of quota-driven traffickers resorting to abducting children and forcing them onto Malaysia-bound boats.

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Government to deport rescued Bangladeshis

The search for five migrant-carrying boats marooned off the Rakhine State coast continues, while 200 Bangladeshis rescued by Myanmar’s navy will soon be repatriated, according to officials.

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