22 groups launch online drive against Section 66(d)

A Coalition of 22 civil society groups launched an online campaign on Thursday to abolish Section 66(d) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law.

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Media freedom discussed with visiting UN special rapporteur

UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee heard about media issues in Myanmar when she met with members of the Myanmar Press Council (MPC) Thursday in Yangon after returning from a visit to Rakhine State.

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MP wants authorities to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai, Hpakant

A lawmaker has urged the Union government and state government to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai and Hpakant townships in Kachin State.

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Restaurants in Mandalay fined for tax stamps breach

Twenty-three restaurants in Mandalay Region were slapped with fines in June for failing to affix commercial tax stamps on their receipts, an official of the regional internal revenue department said.

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Govt focuses on improving prices of crops

The government is now focusing to get better prices for the country’s agricultural crops as the problem of farmland-grabbing cases has declined, said Vice President 2 U Henry Van Thio on Wednesday.

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Flooding closes 184 schools in Sagaing Region

Flooding has closed 184 schools in Sagaing Region, said U Zaw Win, social affair minister of the Sagaing regional government.

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Malaysia condemned for migrant workers crackdown

Malaysia has rounded up over 3,000 undocumented migrant workers this month in a major crackdown, prompting alarm Wednesday from lawmakers across the region who said the campaign was “victimising the vulnerable”.

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Workers run gauntlet in bid to return home for documents

It is the same story-line from migrant workers across the region. Corrupt officials, unlawful arrest, low wages, employers exploitation and harsh working conditions – are repeated many times by returning migrant workers.

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Protest for electricity in Dawei

More than 250 people marched for one hour in Dawei township, Tanintharyi Region, on Wednesday night to call on the regional government to end power blackouts in the city and reduce electric bills.

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Protesters scoff at UN rights rapporteur in Sittwe

Protesters met UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee as she arrived at Sittwe Airport yesterday morning.

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