Government officials have been invited to attend a forum on problems faced by disabled people in Myanmar’s education sector. The forum will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in November and will be run by the Myanmar Special Education Association, an organisation which trains special education teachers.
A new teacher training college is slated to open in Katha, Sagaing Region, in the 2018-19 academic year. The land has already been fenced off for the facility and construction is set to commence later this year, according to an education official.
Swift backlash against a compensation scheme brokered by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission in the case of three girls tortured for years as housemaids in Yangon’s Kyauktada township has prompted police to pursue legal action against the accused.
US Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel yesterday defended the decision to purge the sanctions list, referring to the embargoes as no longer politically expedient and a constraint on trade between the two countries.
The writing of draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for three different national-level political dialogues has begun as Myanmar’s peace process gets down to nuts and bolts after the largely symbolic 21st-century Panglong Conference concluded earlier this month.
A research team is conducting a nine-month survey to determine the push and pull factors of migration from Myanmar.
In an attempt to preemptively stave-off protests outside a coming hearing, Rakhine State officials yesterday warned the defendant’s supporters that they will be arrested and charged should they assemble outside the court.