Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Lawmakers vote in favour of disciplining MNHRC over child maids abuse case

Lawmakers in the lower house yesterday voted in favour of taking disciplinary action against the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission after the body’s botched handling of a child torture case.

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Undeterred by warnings, supporters show solidarity for jailed ALP member

Supporters of detained Arakan Liberation Party communications officer U Khine Myo Tun defied threats of police action by attending his hearing yesterday without obtaining prior official approval.

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Activists report dire state of Myanmar’s prison system

Tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery are just some of the more common ailments plaguing inmates at Myanmar’s putrid penitentiaries.

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Bill Committee advises more flexibility for civil servants’ retirement

The Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee has weighed in on ongoing efforts to amend the Civil Service Law, submitting a report to the lower house that recommends lowering the bar for government employees’ retirement.

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Two incumbents, four new faces elected to MCDC

The results of the hotly contested Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) election are in: Two incumbents, along with four new members, have been elected to the six vacant seats on the committee, according to an MCDC spokesperson.

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Pyigyitagun to benefit from water works

Drinking water will soon be more readily available to residents of Pyigyi­tagun township in Mandalay, thanks to a Mandalay City Development Committee project aimed at improving the public water supply in their municipality.

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State counsellor asked to intervene in spat with Chinese-backed nickel mine

Farmers who say their ancestral lands were confiscated for a Chinese-backed nickel-processing project are demanding compensation. In their latest move in the long-running dispute, they have asked State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene.

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Workers demand govt end textile feud

On September 23, more than 600 workers from the Panda Textile factory staged a demonstration in Paleik, Mandalay Region, demanding the government end a long-running dispute about pay and contracts.

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Ethnic armed groups discuss ‘stabilising’ peace negotiations

A five-day meeting involving members of signatories and non-signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) kicked off yesterday in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Earthquake experts to study tectonic movement in Myanmar

A research project aiming to gather more accurate data on the movement of tectonic plates in Myanmar will be undertaken across the country until May 2017, according to the Myanmar Earthquake Committee.

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