The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Much more is needed’ in Rakhine: UN

Lives of IDP camp residents not yet improved, concludes United Nations special rapporteur, calling the situation still at “crisis stage” after second visit.

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Thailand prisoner plan prompts protest

Nearly 50 human rights groups have released an open letter to the Thai government criticising a proposed program that would put prisoners to work on fishing boats in the Andaman Sea.

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Rakhine party to shun international dialogue

Accusing the United Nations and other international groups of bias, the Rakhine National Party says it will no longer cooperate on Rakhine State-related issues.

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Food, cosmetics testing lab to open in Nay Pyi Taw

A testing laboratory to ensure product quality is being built in Nay Pyi Taw, the government has announced.

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Mogok residents urge upkeep of historic British war cemetery

A century-old burial spot for British dead in Mandalay Region has fallen into disrepair and needs a clean-up, according to those who live nearby.

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Tatmadaw, KIA clash in Hpakant

Violent clashes broke out anew between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) near Hpakant on January 15, several sources in the region have confirmed.

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Copper, blood and a single rose

Fiona MacGregor reports from Letpadaung, in the wake of the shooting death of 56-year-old Daw Khin Win.


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Calls grow for release of dirty drinking water names

Pressure is growing on the Food and Drug Administration to publish a secret report on Yangon’s dirty drinking water.

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Crackdown begins on errant monks

More than 40 mendicant clergy, including imposters masquerading as Buddhist monks, have been detained following a crackdown by religious authorities against fraudsters profiting from public veneration for monks.

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IDPs urge UN rep to push for travel rights

Displaced persons living in camps in Rakhine State told the visiting UN special rapporteur for human rights last week that they want documents to allow them to leave the camps.

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