The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Civilians targeted by Tatmadaw: 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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Novelists and poets criticise new Media Law

Writers have expressed concerns with the country’s new Media Law, saying that including poets and novelists under the same law as journalists will hamper freedom of expression and allow the government too much control over what writers can produce.

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UNFPA affirms census commitment in wake of Rakhine unrest

The United Nations Population Fund has issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to push ahead with facilitating the upcoming census, despite mounting tensions in Rakhine State.

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13-year-old girl killed by "warning shots"

A 13-year-old girl was accidentally killed when Myanmar security forces fired warning shots to disperse mobs targeting international aid groups in a strife-hit western state, police confirmed on March 27.

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UN condemns attacks on INGOs

Members of international community have condemned attacks on INGOs and UN operations in the Rakhine capital of Sittwe and are calling on the Myanmar government to ensure the protection of aid workers in the region.

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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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