The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Score card on freedom of expression: fail in all subjects

Freedom of the press in Myanmar remains a myth, according to PEN Myanmar, a grouping of writers, poets, novelists and 14 NGOs fighting for freedom of expression to foster a vibrant literary culture.

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National climate change policy finalised

The final draft of the Myanmar national climate change policy has been finalised and a detailed analysis of all relevant facts is done, the director of Environmental Conservation Department told The Myanmar Times.

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CTUM demands meeting with the vice president

In a Workers’ Day message to the authorities, the Confederation of the Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM), a workers’ union organisation, has demanded the government officials that they want to meet and discuss matters pertaining to workers’ welfare with the vice president of the Union regularly as he does with the business community.

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Action to be taken against fake news reports

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has announced on April 30 that it is monitoring the situation and will take appropriate action after ‘fake news’ that Arabic schools in Thaketa township in Yangon Region were closed went viral on social media networks.

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Two Arabic schools temporarily shut down by authorities

Two Arabic schools in Yangon’s Thaketa township have been temporarily shut down by authorities following complaints over suspicions that the school was also conducting religious teachings and prayers.

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Rape victim asks for severe punishment for attacker

A 28-year old girl who was raped several times by a well-known philanthropist urged the authorities and public to ensure that her rapist, who is currently detained, does not escape the hand of the law.

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Police to crackdown on illegal gaming shops

Action will be taken against illegal gaming shops in Yangon, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe at the Yangon Region Hluttaw Session held on Monday.

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Parliament approves proposal for better Yangon public transport

The Yangon Regional Parliament has approved a proposal to improve the region’s public transportation system by enforcing rules and regulations and submitting all operations for the Yangon Bus System (YBS) to the public.

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Government plans to change school bus system

The Yangon regional government plans to change the school bus system for government schools in the coming academic year.

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Spanish language offered at YUFL

Spanish language will be offered at evening certificate classes at Yangon University of Foreign Language (YUFL), a university official confirmed yesterday.

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