Friday, July 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘The army insists we give up our weapons – this is a major obstacle’

The Arakan Army (AA) was formed in 2009 in the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) stronghold of Laiza, on Myanmar’s northern border with China, where the Arakan ethnic rebels received training and arms.

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Anger as migrant workers in Thailand denied audience with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand hoping for an audience with visiting State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were left disappointed on Thursday after Thai authorities denied them entry to a hall where she was due to speak.

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Traditional medicine practitioners sour over unlicensed technology prohibition

Practitioners of Myanmar traditional medicine are being reduced to the status of mere masseurs, they are complaining. They were attacking a statement released by the health department forbidding them to use technology that is unlicensed or has no connection with Myanmar traditional healing techniques.

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Residents fear landslides as Hpakant floods

After two days of consecutive downpours, Uru Creek in jade-rich Hpakant township has flooded, inundating nearby villages and sparking fears of landslides.

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Govt warns against use of child labour

Business owners have been reminded to avoid hiring children under the age of 14, or face fines ranging from K5 million to K10 million, up to six months in prison, or both.

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Nationalist party opposes official term for Muslim community in Rakhine

Nationalist politicians are slamming the government for pushing an official change of terminology to refer to a Muslim minority in Rakhine State.

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Mutation key in malaria drug resistance along Myanmar-Thailand border: study

Frontline anti-malaria drugs are failing and the rapid decline in their effectiveness is directly linked to increasing parasite mutations, a study released this week has found.

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Five countries discuss single-visa scheme

In what could one day become Southeast Asia’s version of the European Union’s Schengen visa-free zone, Myanmar and four other countries are discussing the introduction of a single visa that would permit travel to all of them.

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Dengue infections down but govt ‘remains alert’

After a record dengue fever outbreak nationally and regionally last year, health officials say the number of cases so far this year have dipped.

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