The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Wheelchair-user gets driver’s licence

Ko Nay Lin Soe has been unable to walk from an early age due to the effects of polio, but that has not stopped him from striving to live life as an able-bodied person.

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Three-year study to examine waterways

A project to gather data on the country’s freshwater resources and the management of its river flows will take three years, workshop participants heard on June 16.

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Myanmar to repatriate 37 more migrants to Bangladesh today

Government officials say 187 of more than 700 people aboard a vessel rescued in late May are from Myanmar.

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Lawyers allege abuse as eight freed in Rakhine

Defence lawyers for the 32 people arrested in Rakhine State under the colonial-era Unlawful Association Act for alleged contacts with the Arakan Army claim their clients were beaten by the police while in custody.

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Village for homeless takes shape in Ayeyarwady delta

Across the country, families are grappling with joblessness, drought, flooding, land-grabs and the effects of migration. For many, securing a place to sleep for the night is their highest aspiration.

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Ma Ba Tha leads protest over alleged rape in Thailand

Anger is growing over the rape of a Myanmar migrant worker, allegedly by Thai men, as monks and other activists demand action on the part of both the Thai and Myanmar governments.

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Bangladesh and Myanmar border troops exchange fire

A Bangladeshi border guard was wounded and another is being held by Myanmar after troops from the two countries exchanged fire yesterday, witnesses said.

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NLD seeks help from civil society on electoral rolls

The National League for Democracy has called for an “urgent” scale-up of voter education programs to ensure electoral rolls are accurate at this year’s election.

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Constitution op-ed delivery angers MPs

Hluttaw representatives staying at state guesthouse handed op-ed panning contents of amendment bill, as information minister denies involvement.

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Constitutional power struggle threatens judicial independence

As attention focuses on the military veto and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s eligibility for the presidency, observers have warned that proposed constitutional changes tabled in parliament could potentially weaken judicial independence.

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