Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

NLD defends ‘experimental’ cabinet as pressure builds

The start has been, critics say, inauspicious. With its penchant for secrecy, missteps, odd choices and sudden shifts, the new National League for Democracy government has so far failed to impress with its choice of cabinet ministers.

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Daw Suu to host ambassadors

The new government’s foreign policy is to be unveiled today when Daw Aung San Suu Kyi briefs scores of ambassadors and senior diplomats on Myanmar’s future direction.

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NLD withdraws charges against student protestors

The National League for Democracy government withdrew charges against detained political prisoners and education activists as more than 80 people were released from the Insein prison this morning on the eighth day of the new government's term.

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Freed from prison hell in northern Shan – by the Tatmadaw

It started with a traffic jam on the infamous Lashio to Muse mountain road. Six weeks later, a bizarre series of events involving abduction, torture, the apparent resurrection of two headless corpses, a secret prison and forced labour ended with a rare moment in Myanmar when ethnic villagers were very glad of Tatmadaw intervention.

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Hospital facilities blamed for deadly infection

Twenty-eight newborns who became critically ill at Bago General Hospital last month were infected not by a vaccine but by bacteria carried by the nurses and mothers, according to a Ministry of Health investigation.

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Arbitration body win for worker

A garment worker from the Han Jen Factory must be rehired and compensated, the Arbitration Council has ruled in a rare victory in a labourer’s favour.

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Govt reveals amnesty plan

The government says it intends to bypass the military-controlled National Defence and Security Council to free political prisoners and activists on trial for political offences “as soon as possible”.

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Police continue Thingyan sex drug campaign

Authorities are continuing to crack down on sex-related products before Thingyan, though they said they will avoid birth control this year after raising the ire of rights groups and the Ministry of Health for pulling legitimate contraceptives last April.

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Comedians to escape charge after apology

Four comedians are likely to escape charges of insulting religion after making an apology to a senior monk from a Buddhist nationalist group.

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Canada to restart scholarships

Canada has agreed to restart a scholarship program for Myanmar students and increase cultural exchanges. Stephane Dion discussed the scholarship program with President U Htin Kyaw during a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, a President’s Office spokesperson said.

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