Friday, May 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Health advocates call for more methadone centres

Hospitals are refusing to open drug treatment centres for fear of attracting criminals, campaigners say. While residents who live near a methadone therapy program in Yangon say they have seen drug users in the vicinity and they fear to go out at night, advocates have called on health authorities to open more centres because of the growing need.

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Oil spill protocol to be signed

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has signed an updated international maritime treaty designed to protect its coastlines from pollution damage due to oil spills.

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Alert level yellow as cyclonic system forms

The depression brewing in the Bay of Bengal has been upgraded to a cyclonic system in the early hours of this morning, and is expected to intensify before tracking northeast over Southern Bangladesh and upper Rakhine State on May 21.

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Myanmar Flag flies atop Everest for first time

Ko Pyae Phyo Aung and Ko Win Ko have become the first Myanmar climbers to summit the world's highest mountain.

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Forced portering breeds fear and mistrust in Rakhine

“We had never heard the word ‘porter’ before. Now every time anyone says it we are frightened,” one of the four villagers said.

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YCDC members accept termination

In a sudden reversal less than 24 hours after staging a power grab, Yangon City Development Committee members have agreed to step down.

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Police arrest protesters marching to Nay Pyi Taw

Police yesterday arrested 86 factory workers who marched over 185 miles (300 kilometres) from Sagaing Region to Nay Pyi Taw.

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State counsellor defends US sanctions

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday defended the renewal of US sanctions on Myanmar, saying they would not hurt the country as a whole and that the reasons behind them would be dealt with over time.

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Anti-Rohingya protesters hit Ayeyarwady Region

Nationalist protesters campaigned through Ayeyarwady Region’s capital yesterday demanding the government declare Rohingya are not an official ethnic minority.

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Old conflict flares again in northern Shan

Tatmadaw aircraft were said to have bombed positions of the SSPP/SSA on March 17 as the new government stepped up preparations to hold a national peace conference.

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