Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Embassy seeks compensation for murdered migrant workers

The Myanmar embassy in Malaysia is seeking to negotiate compensation for the families of five murdered migrant workers, an official said yesterday.

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Youth, women key to economic growth

To join the “Asian Tiger” economies of the neighbouring countries, Myanmar must invest more in its youth, the UN Population Fund has said following a new examination of demographic trends from the 2014 census.

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Court considers fourth bail request in NLD member’s defamation trial

Hoping for better luck on a fourth try, the defence counsel for a jailed National League for Democracy member again applied for bail yesterday, with the Kamaryut Township Court expected to rule on the appeal at the next hearing.

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Special rapporteur barred from Laiza, Hpakant

Just a few days into her fifth visit and the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has already encountered a few bumps in the road, with the government blocking her from going to Laiza and Hpakant, in Kachin State.

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Second Panglong meet looks set to be a lonely affair

With the government showing little sign of backtracking on the stipulation that only ceasefire signatories can attend the upcoming second Panglong meeting, it looks likely that one-third of the armed ethnic groups will attend, while many influential actors will be left in the dark, according to peace analysts.

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On Kachin State Day, activists ask govt to take larger strides for peace

As armed conflicts continue to rage close by, 5000 participants turned out to mark the 69th anniversary of Kachin State Day in Myitkyina yesterday with tensions simmering just beneath the surface of the celebrations.

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Police investigated for alleged murder of suspect in custody

Ten Bago Region police officers are being investigated after they appear to have killed a suspect in custody and then dumped his body in an attempt to hide the crime, The Myanmar Times has learned. Police records indicate the man was beaten to death after he refused to cooperate with the officers.

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Shwedagon’s image not for advertising: board

Using the image of Shwedagon Pagoda in advertisements or marketing campaigns could earn violators hefty fines or even prison terms, the pagoda trustee board has cautioned.

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Ministry of Information website taken down by unknown hackers

The Ministry of Information has announced that its website was attacked by unidentified hackers and taken offline for several days.

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FDA medical laboratory in Nay Pyi Taw receives international accreditation

Nay Pyi Taw now has the country’s first internationally accredited, state-owned medical testing laboratory.

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