Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Watchlist enumeration forces teacher to return to exile in the US, even as govt pledges to trim roster

A former 88 Generation student turned English teacher was deported shortly after he arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday as officials informed him of his status on a government watchlist.

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Two Pakistani tourists deported for holding Sufism talks

Two Pakistani nationals were given a choice yesterday: imprisonment for a year or deportation. The Muslim visitors were charged with an immigration violation after they came to Yangon to allegedly deliver sermons, but were on a tourist visa, according to police.

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Arbitration Council protest shut down for lack of permit

Factory workers marching yesterday in protest of the newly appointed members to the Arbitration Council were stopped by police who said they did not have the necessary permission.

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Yangon chief minister to tap young entrepreneurs for ‘fresh ideas’

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein plans to meet with young entrepreneurs today, after he promised more youth input in governance at a meeting with students of the National Management Degree College last week.

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‘Trespassers’ pushed out of homes by affordable housing project

They have been dubbed the trespassers. The 200 or so families who moved to Ingalaing when it was only an underdeveloped, unutilised field on the fringes of Yangon have now found themselves in the middle of a turf war.

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Pilot census of unofficial residents to start with Mahabandoola housing projec

Attempts to control and rehouse Yangon’s unofficial residents may face angry tenants armed with knives and sticks. A census of squatters announced last May has yet to begin in the city’s Northern district, including Hlaing Tharyar township, the country’s biggest. It has a daunting reputation among local police and officials.

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Human rights to be mandatory law school subject in 2016-17

Third-year university law students will be required to take a course on human rights law starting in the upcoming academic year, said Minister for Education U Myo Thein Gyi.

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US embassy in Yangon apologises for training exercise gone wrong

The American embassy in Yangon apologised yesterday after a tear gas test gone awry led to erroneous reports of a bombing and temporarily affected the flow of traffic along University Avenue, where the mission is located.

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Premier Coffee factory pays back overtime, lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit against the Hlaing Tharyar township Premier Coffee factory was dismissed yesterday because the owner paid back overtime wages to his 321 workers, according to a Ministry of Labour official.

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Diphtheria quarantine ends in Yangon’s Mingalardon township

About 200 people in Mingalardon township’s Tilawka ward, who were prohibited from leaving their homes after a diphtheria scare last week, were given permission to move freely once again on July 23, according to Daw Thandar Moe, a parliamentary representative for the Mingalardon constituency.

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