Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

CSOs call for protection of Kachin, Shan IDPs

Nine civil society groups have called for an urgent end to ongoing hostilities in Kachin and Shan states as refugees face a shortage of food and supplies.

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Kyaukphyu farmers threaten to sue oil pipeline company over compensation dispute

Nearly two dozen Rakhine State farmers are threatening to sue a Chinese state-owned oil refinery unless they can reach a compromise over compensation for crops allegedly destroyed by the pipeline project.

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Charity opens low-cost dialysis centre

Kidney disease patients have a new option for low-cost dialysis. The Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) marked its 16th anniversary on January 8 by opening the Thu Kha Dialysis Department.

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Hatta Clinic adds a maternity ward

Mothers will be able to access free healthcare for themselves and their babies at a new maternity ward, opened by the People’s Health Foundation in Yangon’s Thaketa township on January 5.

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Five Myanmar migrants murdered

Five Myanmar migrant workers were murdered and two remain in critical condition after being attacked by a knife-wielding mob near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 5.

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Appeal seeks to overturn conviction under anti-terrorism law

Defence lawyers are trying to overturn a slew of convictions against four Muslim men by contending that the anti-terrorism law used to charge them was not in place when the alleged crime occurred.

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Special rapporteur, investigative commission both visit Rakhine

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has announced that her fifth visit to the country will start today and extend until January 20. A statement announcing Yanghee Lee’s visit said she plans to make stops in Myitkyina, Hpakant and Laiza in Kachin State, as well as Sittwe, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw in Rakhine State, in addition to taking meetings in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon.

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Eleven media team granted bail as defamation case continues

The CEO and chief editor at Eleven Media were granted bail on their fourth appeal last week, following an apology and retraction of the editorial which sparked the legal feud with the Yangon Region government.

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TNLA calls for new peace process roadmap

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army - one of the armed groups engaged in ongoing fighting with the Tatmadaw - has slammed the new government’s guidance of the peace process as “ineffectual”. The group, which has not signed a ceasefire, demanded a widening of the peace process and called on the NLD to do more leg work to involve all ethnic groups.

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New MCDC members take their oaths

The new Mandalay City Development Committee is up and running. More than four months after elections for the municipal body, and one embittered election dispute later, the new members were sworn in on January 6 without a hitch.

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