The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt team to question migrants stranded in Indonesia

After 60 Myanmar fishermen enslaved on a remote Indonesian island reportedly declined a rescue mission last weekend, Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced it will send a delegation to assess the situation.

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Mawlamyine Prison to close, future unclear

Mawlamyine’s colonial-era prison is to be relocated from the township centre to a nearby village, local members of parliament heard on April 7.

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Indonesia to probe slavery allegations

The Indonesian government has announced it will form a special team to investigate allegations of slavery in the fishing industry, as officials prepare to return hundreds of foreign crewmen to their homelands, including Myanmar.

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MPs and government face off over housing plan

Ban on political activities at current accommodation has prompted MPs to push for dedicated housing.

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Intense fighting flares again in Kokang region

Government media changes tune on conflict and stops reporting clashes, casualty figures.


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Thirty-five parties debate proportional voting plan

Consultations on a proposed switch to proportional representation wrapped up yesterday, with representatives of 35 registered parties having put forward their views over the past three days.

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Trawler survivors blame captain for sinking, deaths

Captain was still trying to reel in more fish despite unbalanced vessel leaning dangerously to one side.


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White-card handback program hits 100,000

Defunct white cards, temporary citizenship documents, are being handed in at an increasing rate, immigration officials say.

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Cabinet orders split of key health ministry department

Department of Health has been split into public health and medical care departments as of April 1.

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Bus line demands US$1m from TV station

A bus company is demanding K1 billion (US$974,000) compensation from Shwe Than Lwin Media for broadcasting what it says was an inaccurate report of a highway accident on Myanmar National Television (MNTV).

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