The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

US urges action on Rohingya discrimination

A US congressional panel has urged Myanmar to end discrimination against its Rohingya minority, saying human rights were vital as the once pariah nation embraces democratic reforms.

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HRW warns against interfaith marriage law

Human Rights Watch has warned Myanmar should scrap its proposed restrictions on interfaith marriages, saying the "blatant discrimination" threatens religious freedom and women's rights. 

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PEN meets with Ye Htut, Suu Kyi

Global writers’ group PEN International has urged senior government officials to introduce laws that improve transparency and protect freedom of expression, especially for minority languages and culture.

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Confusion and apprehension over new media laws

While media law reform in Myanmar is long overdue, the legislation's vague wording and nebulous clauses are being flagged by some as cause for concern.


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Miliband puts focus back on refugees

Former UK foreign secretary and IRC president David Miliband has urged international donors and investors to ensure refugees living in Thailand are not forgotten amid an increase in engagement with the Myanmar government.

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Positive signs, but obstacles loom

The latest peace talks between the government peace team and ethnic armed groups concluded quite successfully on March 10.

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From adversaries to partners in peace

Peace negotiations in Myanmar have come to a critical period.




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Pilgrims hit the road as tour sales take off

Annual trips have risen four-fold in just five years thanks to cheaper tickets, better service and improved infrastructure and vehicles, an industry body says.


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Historic caves of Kayin State put on the pilgrimage map

The caves of Kayin State are soon about to be rediscovered by local pilgrims, after a Yangon-based pilgrimage company launched a five-stop tour of the state.

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Govt finally acts on rotting bridge

The regional government has begun repairing sections of historic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura township in response to concerns that a dangerous collapse could be imminent.


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