Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

At least 12 dead in latest jade mine landslide

A landslide in the jade mining area of Hpakant has killed at least 12 people, according to township officials.

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Aung Mingalar headcount shows population decrease

A headcount in the Sittwe ghetto of Aung Mingalar has found barely 4000 residents, contrary to claims of a population boom made by Rakhine nationalists.

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Transparency key to gain public support, MOI chief says

Without transparency, a government cannot earn a good public reputation, and ministerial and departmental spokespersons must be answerable to the media, Minister for Information U Pe Myint told senior government officials yesterday.

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Muslim man shot dead after Thai jailbreak

Thai police shot dead a Rohingya man who escaped from an immigration detention centre yesterday in a mass breakout in the country’s south where scores of migrants are being held.

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Residents critical of large-scale religious conversion in Meiktila

Nationalist Buddhist monks from Ma Ba Tha are holding large-scale religious conversion ceremonies in Muslim enclaves, drawing criticism from local residents.

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KIO uses Panglong conference as a bartering chip

The Kachin Independence Organisation has vowed to boycott the cornerstone of the new government’s peace plan if fighting between the Tatmadaw and the ethnic armed groups is not resolved first.

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India joins Mekong drug meeting

India has shown its readiness to deal with the problem of chemicals used to produce drugs that are trafficked into Myanmar through its porous northern borders, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.

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Legendary writers' group relaunches

After a pause lasting more than half a century, the Upper Burma Writers Association is back. The legendary group, which suspended operations after the coup of General Ne Win in 1962, reformed on May 22.

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Breast cancer campaign launched

Medical professionals have launched a campaign to build awareness about the most common form of cancer affecting women: breast cancer.  

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Bail denied in Facebook case

Social and political activist Ko Yar Pya was arrested on May 22 on accusations of defaming Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Facebook. On May 23 he was denied bail.

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