The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 28 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MSF submits terms to Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland are negotiating the terms of a new memorandum of understanding that would enable the aid group to return to Rakhine State, a ministry official said last week.

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Hit-run drivers to face life ban

The head of Yangon's traffic police force has warned that hit-run driver will have their licences suspended for life if they are caught.

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Farmers transferred to distant prisons

Farmers who have been jailed for leading a campaign to plough confiscated land in Sagaing Region have been transferred to distant prisons, relatives say.

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Experts recommend estimates to finalise count

International experts commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund to advise on the census have recommended the government fill in data gaps by using Ministry of Immigration and Population estimates.

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Media by-laws waiting ministry approval

By-laws for two new media laws have been drafted and could be introduced within two or three months, a member of the press council says.

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US to train security officials in Nay Pyi Taw

The United States plans to further its nascent engagement with the Myanmar military next month through a workshop for about 30 mid-level security officials at the National Defence College in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Social security plans stall

The government has implemented only half of the social security systems mandated under a law enacted in April, the deputy minister for labour, employment and social security has told parliament.

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Sangha avoids confrontation in Dala

The Yangon Region religious authorities have warned a prominent sayadaw that they will remove him from his monastery by force if he does not follow marching orders, however they say they are yet to act as they do not want a repeat of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid.

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New rapporteur highlights need for aid access in Rakhine

A senior United Nations official says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) should be allowed to resume work in Rakhine State without hindrance, as she warned that health conditions in Rakhine State IDP camps have become “deplorable”.

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Team to begin Hkakabo Razi summit attempt this week

Nine members of the Yangon Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association have their sights set on climbing Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State, hoping to settle the debate on whether or not it is Southeast Asia's tallest mountain.


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