Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay prison opens exam centre

Mandalay prison is making it easier for youth inmates to continue their schooling with the announcement yesterday that the correctional facility opened an assessment department for the upcoming matriculation exam.

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Eyeing 2020 comeback, Rakhine's ALD party regroups

After Myanmar’s most successful ethnic minority party ruptured at the seams last year following the expulsion of a large faction, one of the co-founding contingents has regrouped and announced plans to contest the 2020 general election.

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Tatmadaw seizes four KIA outposts

After air strikes, the Tatmadaw has seized four more small Kachin Independence Army outposts near Lai Hpawng in Waingmaw township, according to the Ministry of Defence. The seizure follows just over two weeks from when the Tatmadaw advanced on the key Gidon mountain post last month.

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Brickyard owners off the hook

Brickyard owners who allegedly forced workers, including children, to work 19-hour shifts for minimum pay and demanded hundreds of thousands of kyat from parents who asked for the release of their children will not be facing charges, officials said.

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CSOs call for protection of Kachin, Shan IDPs

Nine civil society groups have called for an urgent end to ongoing hostilities in Kachin and Shan states as refugees face a shortage of food and supplies.

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Kyaukphyu farmers threaten to sue oil pipeline company over compensation dispute

Nearly two dozen Rakhine State farmers are threatening to sue a Chinese state-owned oil refinery unless they can reach a compromise over compensation for crops allegedly destroyed by the pipeline project.

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Charity opens low-cost dialysis centre

Kidney disease patients have a new option for low-cost dialysis. The Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) marked its 16th anniversary on January 8 by opening the Thu Kha Dialysis Department.

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Hatta Clinic adds a maternity ward

Mothers will be able to access free healthcare for themselves and their babies at a new maternity ward, opened by the People’s Health Foundation in Yangon’s Thaketa township on January 5.

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Five Myanmar migrants murdered

Five Myanmar migrant workers were murdered and two remain in critical condition after being attacked by a knife-wielding mob near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 5.

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Appeal seeks to overturn conviction under anti-terrorism law

Defence lawyers are trying to overturn a slew of convictions against four Muslim men by contending that the anti-terrorism law used to charge them was not in place when the alleged crime occurred.

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