The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

HIV legal review pushes case for reform, new laws

People living with HIV and AIDS need stronger legal protections, international experts say, as victims of the disease still face widespread prejudice, discrimination and stigma that could prevent them from seeking early diagnosis and treatment.

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DRR group to sign UN charter

Older people can help guard their communities against disaster, an international-backed local consortium has declared.

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Lack of by-laws stalls state, region legislation

By-laws have been enacted for barely one-quarter of the more than 270 laws passed by regional parliaments since March 2011, the Attorney-General’s Office said last week, resulting in many approved laws not yet coming into effect.

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Displaced continue to miss school

Persistent outbreaks of fighting are depriving local children of education, say Kachin State officials.


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Body of pilot found near Hkakabo Razi

Thai pilot and nephew of U Nama Johnsein survive more than 10 days in the wilderness after their helicopter crashed near Putao on September 27.

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More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights

The brief era of the flyover has passed, according to Yangon’s mayor, who said municipal authorities will instead tackle the city’s traffic woes through improved management.

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Four dead in Myawaddy explosion

Four civilians including a 12-year-old boy were killed and several wounded when a mortar bomb hit a crowded road in conflict-hit eastern Myanmar last week.

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First KFC to open in 2015

The first KFC outlet in Myanmar is expected to open its doors in 2015, owner Yum! Brands announced this morning, after it signed a deal with Yoma Strategic Holdings to make the Singapore-listed firm its franchise partner here.

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Bus lines back women-only services push

Most bus lines in Yangon confirmed last week that they would consider running women-only bus lines in Yangon during the morning and evening rush hours. But there’s a catch – the tickets may end up costing more.

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Trafficked Rohingya found in Thailand

People-smugglers kidnapped dozens of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh after duping them with fake job offers, and trafficked them to a rubber plantation in southern Thailand, say officials.

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