The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Report on attack against protesters submitted

An independent Yangon Region parliamentarian has called for the release of a report on the violent dispersal of demonstrators on March 5 by a quasi-official civilian force.

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Hospitals wary of emergency cases

Despite the adoption last year of a law requiring private hospitals and clinics to treat emergency cases regardless of whether a police report could be involved, many facilities continue to turn away patients in such cases, or are unaware of the new guidelines.

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Fugitive student activist transferred to prison

A student union activist arrested last week was taken to Tharyarwady Prison yesterday after being charged in Letpadan court on five counts related to his role in student protests against the National Education Law.

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Negotiators agree to sign landmark ceasefire

After almost 18 months of negotiations, peace teams edge closer to deal that would end decades of conflict.


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Government says it will ‘confirm’ identity of enslaved fisherman in Indonesia

After an Associated Press investigation last week alleged that Myanmar slaves are being abandoned on remote Indonesian islands, the Myanmar government is struggling to play catch-up.

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Hundreds attend service for Red Cross volunteer

U Moe Kyaw Than died from injuries sustained in an attack on a Red Cross convoy in the Kokang region.


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Labour council members call for tougher penalties after employers flout rulings

Without the fear of a prison sentence, employers will continue to ignore the decisions of Yangon Region’s Arbitration Council for labour disputes, a tribunal member warned yesterday.

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Crackdown investigation to miss deadline

The commission of inquiry set up by President U Thein Sein to investigate the violent dispersal of demonstrators by a quasi-official civilian force says it might not be able to complete its report in time.

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MCDC reveals affordable housing plan

Migrant workers whose homes were demolished to prettify the city of Mandalay in advance of the visit of the King of Norway last December are to be rehoused in low-income flats built exclusively for them.

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New villages emerge as sayadaw offers homes to the needy

While non-denominational, admission to Sayadaw U Uttama’s two villages – in Thanlyin and Hlegu townships – require a commitment to regularly meditate.

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