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

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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Myanmar citizen beheaded in Saudi

A Myanmar woman beheaded in a Saudi street this week for killing her husband's young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on YouTube last week.

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US rights rep cautions MPs over religion bills

Top United States human rights official Tom Malinowski has warned that the divisive use of religion in upcoming elections would be like “playing with fire”.

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