The Myanmar Times
Friday, 22 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tribunal rules white-card voting rights unconstitutional

The Constitutional Tribunal has ruled that giving holders of temporary identity cards – better known as white cards – the right to vote is unconstitutional.

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Nearly 2,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rescued in Indonesia, Malaysia

Nearly 2,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.

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Nay Pyi Taw-friendly Tories returned for five more years

Myanmar lobby groups had hoped for a Labour government that would prioritise rights over business ties.


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Development fund to build worker skills

Young people wishing to acquire marketable skills can learn welding, electrical work or how to operate a lathe in training sessions provided free of charge by the government.

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‘We’re not going underground,’ says fugitive student union boss

Despite continued arrests and pursuit by the authorities, activists commemorating the 79th anniversary of the founding of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions declared yesterday that the movement would not go underground.

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First group of fishermen return from Indonesia

Stories of murder and torture are beginning to emerge as the first Myanmar fishermen, rescued from slavery at the hands of their captors, return home from Indonesia.

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Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Aceh

Rescuers yesterday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an Indonesian official said.

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Walkathon raises money for road safety

Pedestrians struck back yesterday against Yangon’s increasingly deadly traffic.

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Family seek answers after custodial death

Bereaved relatives of a man who died in custody following his arrest in connection with a road accident have accused the police of killing him.

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A hero of eastern Myanmar

After fleeing Manerplaw in 1995, Saw Win Kyaw has built the Back Pack Health Worker Team into a 400-strong unit assisting a huge area, where barely 10 percent of residents have access to government health services.

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