Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Trained to Torture’ press event cancelled in Yangon

A press conference on alleged human rights abuses by the Myanmar army in Shan State was cancelled yesterday, with the organisers blaming the regional government for forcing the hotel where the event had been booked to withdraw permission to hold it.

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Rights groups demand better torture investigation committee

Community groups recognised International Day in Support of Victims of Torture yesterday by demanding new support programs for former political prisoners and more aggressive investigations of alleged human rights violations.

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Pneumococcal vaccination to start July 1

Starting next week, children under five will be given a new defence mechanism against leading killer pneumonia.

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Aussie embassy accepting election ballots

The Australian embassy in Yangon will be open this week for its citizens to vote in their country’s upcoming federal election.

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Hlegu township farmers protest after contested land returned to villagers

Nearly four dozen farmers this weekend staged a protest demanding that the Yangon chief minister intervene in a land dispute they say has stretched on for almost two decades.

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Law and disorder: 72-year-old denied bail amid broken system

Wizened , feeble and barely able to stand on her own, 72-year-old Daw Tin Nyunt has been repeatedly denied bail.

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Govt warns against use of child labour

Business owners have been reminded to avoid hiring children under the age of 14, or face fines ranging from K5 million to K10 million, up to six months in prison, or both.

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Dengue infections down but govt ‘remains alert’

After a record dengue fever outbreak nationally and regionally last year, health officials say the number of cases so far this year have dipped.

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ICJ pushes 14-step legal reform agenda

An international rule of law NGO has recommended more than a dozen concrete steps for the government to reform its ailing courts and revamp the rule of law.

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Govt advised to include rotavirus vaccine in national schedule

Health officials are seeking vaccine intervention for a virus driving large numbers of children to the hospital.

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