The Myanmar Times
Friday, 24 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Activists rally after Koh Tao accused retract confessions

A demonstration calling for justice for the two Myanmar citizens accused of the murder of British tourists in Thailand was shifted to Maha Bandoola Park last week, after the authorities refused to allow it to take place in front of the Thai embassy in Yangon as planned.

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YCDC sets date for vote

Yangon City Development Committee will hold its controversial election in late December, and has dramatically expanded the number of people who will be able to vote.

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Life, and death, on the edge of Yangon

Low access to healthcare services conjures up images of remote villages – but many who live less than 20 kilometres from downtown Yangon are unable to receive the medical care that they need.

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Shan leaders meet UNFC

Shan leaders and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) met in Thailand’s Chiang Mai on October 6 to discuss the delay in the national ceasefire process and related matters, said Sao Pan Pha, central committee member of Shan State Progress Party (SSPP).

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Rule of law centres to open in November

Rule of law centres are to open in Mandalay and Lashio, Shan State, a key parliamentary committee has announced.

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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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