The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Thousands gather to farewell slain teachers

Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funerals of two young teachers who activists allege were murdered by soldiers in northern Myanmar, as the government promised an inquiry into their deaths.

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20 new bird species found

Conservationists have identified 20 new species of birds that can be found in Myanmar. Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, an executive member of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society, said these included seven species never previously spotted in Southeast Asia.

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US urges investigation over double rape-murder

The US has urged Myanmar to investigate the deaths of two teachers who activists claim were raped and murdered by government troops, as crowds gathered in the country's far north on January 22 to express rising anger over the killings.

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MSF back to work in Rakhine

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has announced it had resumed work in parts of Myanmar's Rakhine state, nine months after its ejection from the conflict-racked region sparked a health crisis.

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UN condemns U Wirathu’s ‘intolerable’ attack on UN rep

The United Nations has condemned abuse directed at special rapporteur Yanghee Lee during her visit to Myanmar last week, when prominent monk U Wirathu called her a “whore” for opposing a package of laws he is pushing the government and parliament to enact.

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China confirms nationals detained in Myanmar

Authorities in Myanmar have detained 155 Chinese nationals for illegal logging, China's foreign ministry said on January 21, denying reports that its citizens had been trapped by an armed conflict there.

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JICA loan set to boost telecoms

Japan is to provide a US$90 million loan to upgrade Myanmar’s telecommunications systems, in a six-pronged plan aimed at improving mobile networks.

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KIA releases captive police officers

Armed rebels in Myanmar's war-torn Kachin state on have announced the release of three captive police officers abducted in a raid last week during fresh clashes with the tatmadaw.

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Students begin protest march from Mandalay

Dozens of Myanmar students began a protest march in Mandalay on January 20, vowing to intensify demonstrations against a new education bill they see as undemocratic after the government failed to meet their demands.

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U Wirathu defends 'whore' slur

Myanmar's most high profile radical nationalist monk has defended calling a UN rights envoy a "whore" over her objections to controversial draft bills seen as discriminatory to women and minorities.

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