The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar ramps up anti-TB activities

The Ministry of Health has launched an expanded three-year program aimed at using anti-retroviral treatments to simultaneously target HIV and tuberculosis patients across Myanmar.


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Foreign aid workers to be evacuated from Sittwe

Foreign aid workers were today preparing for evacuation from the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe after a mob attacked their living quarters and offices.

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New visa on arrival restrictions could impact tourism

An abrupt change in the rules for prearranged visas-on-arrival for package tourists has caused consternation among travel experts in Myanmar, who say the decision will have a negative impact on the tourism industry.

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Rules of engagement lead soldiers to target civilians: rights group

The International Human Rights Clinic used a close study of conflict in Kayin state to highlight the ways in which policies at all levels of military command continue to lead soldiers to target civilian populations.

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French govt to give health system a cash injection

France will contribute US$14 million towards cooperation with Myanmar on health issues this year, the French embassy has announced.

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US urges action on Rohingya discrimination

A US congressional panel has urged Myanmar to end discrimination against its Rohingya minority, saying human rights were vital as the once pariah nation embraces democratic reforms.

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HRW warns against interfaith marriage law

Human Rights Watch has warned Myanmar should scrap its proposed restrictions on interfaith marriages, saying the "blatant discrimination" threatens religious freedom and women's rights. 

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PEN meets with Ye Htut, Suu Kyi

Global writers’ group PEN International has urged senior government officials to introduce laws that improve transparency and protect freedom of expression, especially for minority languages and culture.

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Confusion and apprehension over new media laws

While media law reform in Myanmar is long overdue, the legislation's vague wording and nebulous clauses are being flagged by some as cause for concern.


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Miliband puts focus back on refugees

Former UK foreign secretary and IRC president David Miliband has urged international donors and investors to ensure refugees living in Thailand are not forgotten amid an increase in engagement with the Myanmar government.

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