The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Scam artist hits Nay Pyi Taw hospital

A doctor at a large public hospital near Nay Pyi Taw has filed a lawsuit against a man posing as a military officer who she alleges extorted money from patients and their families on several different occasions by using her name.

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Thailand rejects return rumours

Refugee groups have rejected reports that the Thai government plans to deport more than 100,000 refugees encamped along the border back to Myanmar.

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New special rapporteur touches down

The UN’s newly appointed special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar will begin her first visit to the country later this week.

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Journalist association patron slams latest arrests

A leading journalist has criticised the government for arresting journalists without consulting the press council, in violation of the recently enacted Media Law.

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Ministries launch first early childhood program

A recently launched policy on Early Childhood Care and Development will see the government dramatically increase funding for pre-schools and kindergartens, officials say.

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Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained

Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

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Consumer protection group targets schools

The quality of school food will be the first item on the agenda for the Mandalay branch of the Consumer Protection Association, leaders say.

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Unshackle our banks, U Zaw Zaw pleads

Banker of the Year also says he will keep expanding and take AYA Bank to stock market.



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Shock, anger at 10-year jail terms

Nearly 50 journalists awaited President U Thein Sein outside of the Myanmar Peace Center on July 12 to protest the harsh sentencing of fellow reporters and the chief executive of Unity journal.

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Experts weigh in on Unity verdict

Myanmar media figures weigh in on the heavy sentences handed down to Unity Journal reporters and CEO over their story on an alleged chemical weapons facility in Pauk, Magwe.

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