Friday, September 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

One killed, four injured in building collapse

A worker was killed and four others injured when a building under construction in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district collapsed on September 20, police said.

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More work needed to ensure people with disabilities access education: advocates

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.

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Katha set to get teacher training centre

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.

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Police to file charges after revelations of girls’ abuse, payout spark outcry

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.

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Economic sanctions can no longer power Myanmar’s democratic transition, US ambassador says

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.

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Drafting of national-level dialogues’ terms of reference under way

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.

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Research project to collect data on migrant workers

A research team is conducting a nine-month survey to determine the push and pull factors of migration from Myanmar.

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Rakhine minister warns ALP supporters from protesting court hearing

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.

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Protest against Hkamti jade prospector arrests planned

A protest against the arrests of a number of jade prospectors will be staged in Hkamti township, Sagaing Region, following a government crackdown in the region that began on September 17.

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Sittwe vaccinates children against Japanese encephalitis

Health officials in Sittwe are inoculating tens of thousands of children aged from nine months to 15 years amid an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.

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