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Sorcerer kills 3 children, sentenced to death

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Sorcerer kills 3 children, sentenced to death

- A man, Tun Naing who is said to dabble in black magic and sorcery, killing 3 children who he claimed had been possessed by ghosts was sentenced to death by the Yangon Southern district court on June 20. The punishment included a separate 7-year imprisonment term. Tun Naing, 30, was returning home with his friend Ko Soe Min in Twante from the Ma-U-Bin work site in Ayeyarwady on October 18, 2016 when Tun Naing convinced Ko Soe Min that his house had been possessed by ghosts and a clearing was necessary

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Mandalay to China rice exports dip

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Mandalay to China rice exports dip

- Rice exports from Mandalay to China have dropped to almost nil due to finance difficulties caused by China’s decision to freeze 132 bank accounts of Myanmar citizens on June 14, said rice traders in the border region. The freezing of the bank accounts has caused difficulties in currency exchange and brought rice exports to China to a new low, which is unacceptable, U Sai Kyaw, secretary-general of the Rice Merchants Association of Mandalay, said Wednesday

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Myanmar 'Geek Girls' fight gender norms

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Myanmar 'Geek Girls' fight gender norms

- (CNN)Challenging gender stereotypes, an all-female start-up in Myanmar is educating women on computer technology and connecting them to entrepreneurs and innovators in the industry. In a country where only one in five people have internet access, Geek Girls Myanmar aims to teach women how to use the internet through as series of workshops and meet-ups. It also offers support for women entrepreneurs and innovators, with the aim of bringing female tech geeks to the forefront of change in the country

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Lessons to learn from matriculation review

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Lessons to learn from matriculation review

- The results of the 2017 matriculation exams, probably the most important turning point event for every Myanmar youth, have been announced. The Department of Myanmar Examination said that out of more than 0.7 million candidates, about 0.25 million passed, which reflects a 33.89 percent pass rate, while the remaining majority of half a million students failed to make the grade. It is surprising that the area with the most successful matriculation exam record in 2017 was not developed regions like Yangon or Mandalay but a less-developed Mon State, which had a 41pc pass rate

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Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

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Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

- YANGON: A Myanmar ship has retrieved the black box of a plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea with 122 people on board, the army said Sunday (Jun 18), raising hopes of discovering the cause of the tragedy. The military aircraft plunged into the sea during a routine flight from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon on Jun 7. Most of its passengers were the wives and children of servicemen

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Malaysia says unaware of Myanmar's plans to lift worker ban

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Malaysia says unaware of Myanmar's plans to lift worker ban

- KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government says it is unaware of Myanmar's plans to lift a ban imposed in December on workers coming to Malaysia. The Myanmar government had told Channel NewsAsia it could lift the freeze as soon as this month. The Labour, Immigration and Population Minister says it is waiting for a final confirmation that it will be safe for Myanmar workers to return

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Singapore Red Cross contributes US$100,000 to Bangladesh, Myanmar cyclone relief

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Singapore Red Cross contributes US$100,000 to Bangladesh, Myanmar cyclone relief

- SINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has contributed US$100,000 (S$138,407) for those affected by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar, it said in a media release on Friday (Jun 16). The humanitarian organisation said it has contributed US$50,000 to the Bangladesh Red Cross to provide aid such as food, shelter, water and sanitation for 50,000 victims of the cyclones. Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on May 26 and has affected 3

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Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane

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Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane

- YANGON: A fishing boat on Thursday (Jun 15) found the tail of a Myanmar military plane that crashed last week with 122 people on board. The aircraft plunged into the sea during a routine flight from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon last week. Most passengers were the wives and children of servicemen. So far 90 bodies have been pulled from the Andaman Sea after the military sent boats and planes to scour the waters, aided by local vessels

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Rescue work continues in military plane crash

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Rescue work continues in military plane crash

- Search and rescue operations for the missing Tatmadaw transport plane will go on, said the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief’s office in a statement Wednesday. So far, 87 bodies have been recovered from the June 7 crash of the Chinese-made aircraft, which was carrying 122 passengers, including 35 Tatmadaw servicemen, 73 family members and 14 crew as well as goods. Contact with the plane was lost about 20 miles west of Dawei on its return journey from Myeik to Yangon

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma dead aged 93 – Queen’s third cousin and survivor of 1979 IRA bombing that killed her father Lord Mountbatten dies, family say

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma dead aged 93 – Queen’s third cousin and survivor of 1979 IRA bombing that killed her father Lord Mountbatten dies, family say

- THE Queen’s third cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who survived the IRA bomb that killed her father, has died at the age of 93. Patricia Knatchbull died peacefully at her home on Tuesday in Mersham, Kent, surrounded by her children, her family said. The Countess was Prince Philip’s first cousin and godmother to Prince Charles. She was also one of the bridesmaids at the Queen’s wedding in 1947

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After deadly tornado, Rakhine State braces for more bad weather

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After deadly tornado, Rakhine State braces for more bad weather

- Two people were killed and six others were injured due to heavy rains in Rakhine State as the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) warned residents yesterday to be prepared for more rains and strong winds in the next few days. The two fatalities in the bad weather were killed after a tornado hit the Yoe Ta Yote village in Ponna Kyun township before dawn on June 12

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Food that tastes so nice, you say it twice: Burma Burma

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Food that tastes so nice, you say it twice: Burma Burma

- Written by Deekshita Baruah | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 10:19 pm Myanmar, or erstwhile Burma, is a country shaped by many influences and Burmese food as opposed to its common perception of it being an ineligible straggler in the hierarchy of Asian cuisines is actually a beautiful medley of cultural mix. Influenced by rich flavours from countries such as India, China and Thailand, Burmese cuisine has its own unique qualities – it is richer than authentic Chinese food but less spicy than Indian and Thai cuisines

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Thousands of civilians forced to flee amid clashes in Tanai

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Thousands of civilians forced to flee amid clashes in Tanai

- Thousands of civilians have fled Tanai town in Kachin state as clashes intensified between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). A letter was airdropped on June 5 in Tania town urging the thousands of workers and villagers to leave the gold and amber mines in town by June 15. Although the deadline in the letter was June 15, villagers rushed to leave the area as fighting already started

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Singapore bus maker SC Auto sets up S$30m factory in Myanmar in first overseas venture

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Singapore bus maker SC Auto sets up S$30m factory in Myanmar in first overseas venture

- SINGAPORE — Homegrown bus manufacturer SC Auto is setting up a S$30 million facility in Yangon, Myanmar, in its first overseas foray after operating in Singapore for more than 20 years. The move, in partnership with trade development agency International Enterprise Singapore, will enable SC Auto to increase its production by four times and cater to demands of both Myanmar and the region, the two entities said in a joint statement on Monday (June 12)

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Half the number of bodies from Myanmar plane crash recovered

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Half the number of bodies from Myanmar plane crash recovered

- YANGON: Search crews in Myanmar have now recovered the bodies of nearly half of those who died in last week's military plane crash, the army said Sunday (Jun 11). The Chinese-made Shaanxi Y8 aircraft was carrying 122 people - soldiers, crew members and children and other relatives of servicemen - when it plunged into the Andaman Sea on Wednesday. Navy ships and fishing vessels have been battling strong monsoon swells to find victims, with the army saying they had recovered 59 by Sunday afternoon

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Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found in Myanmar

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Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found in Myanmar

- Scientists have discovered the most complete specimen of a tiny dinosaur-era bird, trapped in 98 million-year-old amber, that has exceptionally well preserved feathers, talons and other features. Excavated from a mine in Myanmar, the piece of amber holds the specimen of a group of extinct toothed birds called enantiornithines, which died out at the end of the Cretaceous period (about 145 million to 65

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Myanmar uncovers terrorist training camps
Myanmar security forces have uncovered evidences that some training camps were secretly run by terrorists in Mayu Mountain in Buthidaung-Maungtaw area in western Rakhine state, said a statement of the State Counsellor Office on Thursday. Three armed attackers were killed during the area clearance operation by the security forces over the past two days, said the statement, adding that a tunnel, home-made weapons, huts, ration, utensils and other items used in the terrorist training were also seized   Read More ...
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More items of victims from crashed Myanmar military plane
YANGON - Various kinds of items including one iron box and steward suits have been recovered in the vicinity of the sea area where the tail of the Myanmar military plane was found, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday. The items of the victims were recovered by two fishing motor boats on Monday evening while searching for the remaining parts of the crashed plane   Read More ...
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Yangon sets aside more than 2000 acres for refugees: minister
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Health officials set up efforts to curb dengue in Yangon
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Sorcerer kills 3 children, sentenced to death
Sorcerer kills 3 children, sentenced to death A man, Tun Naing who is said to dabble in black magic and sorcery, killing 3 children who he claimed had been possessed by ghosts was sentenced to death by the Yangon Southern district court on June 20. The punishment included a separate 7-year imprisonment term. Tun Naing, 30, was returning home with his friend Ko Soe Min in Twante from the Ma-U-Bin work site in Ayeyarwady on October 18, 2016 when Tun Naing convinced Ko Soe Min that his house had been possessed by ghosts and a clearing was necessary   Read More ...
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Ministry, UMFCCI join calls for import substitution as import rises
Ministry, UMFCCI join calls for import substitution as import rises The import volume has increased by US$600 million, compared to the same period from the previous fiscal year, according to 2017-18 trade statistics up till May from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). Total trade volume from April 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017 is $5.07 billion – an export of $1.9 billion and import of $3.11 billion. When compared to last year’s performance, export increased by about $100 million while Myanmar imported $600 million more than last year’s two-month period   Read More ...
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Mandalay to China rice exports dip
Mandalay to China rice exports dip Rice exports from Mandalay to China have dropped to almost nil due to finance difficulties caused by China’s decision to freeze 132 bank accounts of Myanmar citizens on June 14, said rice traders in the border region. The freezing of the bank accounts has caused difficulties in currency exchange and brought rice exports to China to a new low, which is unacceptable, U Sai Kyaw, secretary-general of the Rice Merchants Association of Mandalay, said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Myanmar Ethnic Minorities Face Range of Violations
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Myanmar 'Geek Girls' fight gender norms
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In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer after Muslim schools shuttered
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Lessons to learn from matriculation review
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Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved
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Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved
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Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane
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Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane
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Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved
Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Sunday. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7, while flying at 18,000 feet (5,485 metres) on a weekly flight from several southern coastal towns to Myanmar's largest city, Yangon   Read More ...
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Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved
Black box from crashed Myanmar army plane retrieved YANGON Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea in early June with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Sunday. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7, while flying at 18,000 feet (5,485 meters) on a weekly flight from several southern coastal towns to Myanmar's largest city, Yangon   Read More ...
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Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane
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Malaysia says unaware of Myanmar's plans to lift worker ban
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Myanmar top newspaper editor facing trial for posting satirical article
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Myanmar editor facing trial for posting satirical article
The editor of one of Myanmar's top newspapers will face trial for defaming the military by posting a satirical article on Facebook, under a controversial law critics say is stifling press freedom. Last month the army sued the editor in chief of The Voice, Kyaw Min Swe, for uploading a link to an article poking fun at the military's leaders for sitting around talking while ordinary soldiers are killed   Read More ...
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Singapore Red Cross contributes US$100,000 to Bangladesh, Myanmar cyclone relief
Singapore Red Cross contributes US$100,000 to Bangladesh, Myanmar cyclone relief SINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has contributed US$100,000 (S$138,407) for those affected by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar, it said in a media release on Friday (Jun 16). The humanitarian organisation said it has contributed US$50,000 to the Bangladesh Red Cross to provide aid such as food, shelter, water and sanitation for 50,000 victims of the cyclones. Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on May 26 and has affected 3   Read More ...
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Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says
Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says YANGON - A civilian fishing boat found part of the tail section from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea last week with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Thursday. The military has so far recovered 90 bodies during its search operations and has found the personal belongings of some passengers and crew, as well as several pieces of debris   Read More ...
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Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar plane
Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar plane Yangon - A fishing boat on Thursday found the tail of a Myanmar military plane that crashed last week with 122 people on board. The aircaft plunged into the sea during a routine flight from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon last week. Most passengers were the wives and children of servicemen. So far 90 bodies have been pulled from the Andaman Sea after the military sent boats and planes to scour the waters, aided by local vessels   Read More ...
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Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says
A civilian fishing boat found part of the tail section from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea last week with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Thursday. The military has so far recovered 90 bodies during its search operations and has found the personal belongings of some passengers and crew, as well as several pieces of debris   Read More ...
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Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane
Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane YANGON: A fishing boat on Thursday found the tail of a Myanmar military plane that crashed last week with 122 people on board. The fishing boat snagged the piece of debris in its net.   Read More ...
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Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says
Section of tail from missing Myanmar army plane found, military says YANGON A civilian fishing boat found part of the tail section from a Myanmarese army plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea last week with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board, the Myanmar military said on Thursday. The military has so far recovered 90 bodies during its search operations and has found the personal belongings of some passengers and crew, as well as several pieces of debris   Read More ...
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Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane
Fishing boat hooks tail of crashed Myanmar military plane YANGON: A fishing boat on Thursday (Jun 15) found the tail of a Myanmar military plane that crashed last week with 122 people on board. The aircraft plunged into the sea during a routine flight from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon last week. Most passengers were the wives and children of servicemen. So far 90 bodies have been pulled from the Andaman Sea after the military sent boats and planes to scour the waters, aided by local vessels   Read More ...
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Rescue work continues in military plane crash
Rescue work continues in military plane crash Search and rescue operations for the missing Tatmadaw transport plane will go on, said the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief’s office in a statement Wednesday. So far, 87 bodies have been recovered from the June 7 crash of the Chinese-made aircraft, which was carrying 122 passengers, including 35 Tatmadaw servicemen, 73 family members and 14 crew as well as goods. Contact with the plane was lost about 20 miles west of Dawei on its return journey from Myeik to Yangon   Read More ...
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Journalists protest against law prosecuting their colleagues
Journalists from Mandalay have released a statement protesting against Section 66 (D) of the Telecommunications Law and the prosecution of journalists for praying at the corner of Maha Muni Pagoda and for giving out pamphlets. Denouncing the prosecution of journalists under 66(D) as media suppression, the statement said the Tatmadaw should only charge journalists under the news media law. It said that, according to the Myanmar Constitution section 354(A), every citizen shall be at liberty in exercising and writing their opinions, that satire is a type of literature that deals with constructive criticism, and that the satire article in the Voice was not defamatory of the Tatmadaw   Read More ...
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Countess Mountbatten of Burma dead aged 93 – Queen’s third cousin and survivor of 1979 IRA bombing that killed her father Lord Mountbatten dies, family say
Countess Mountbatten of Burma dead aged 93 – Queen’s third cousin and survivor of 1979 IRA bombing that killed her father Lord Mountbatten dies, family say THE Queen’s third cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who survived the IRA bomb that killed her father, has died at the age of 93. Patricia Knatchbull died peacefully at her home on Tuesday in Mersham, Kent, surrounded by her children, her family said. The Countess was Prince Philip’s first cousin and godmother to Prince Charles. She was also one of the bridesmaids at the Queen’s wedding in 1947   Read More ...
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Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma dies age 93
Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten of Burma dies age 93 Prince Philip's cousin Countess Mountbatten has died at the age of 93. Patricia Knatchbull was third cousin to the Queen, and god parent to Prince Charles. A spokesman for the family said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma. "Patricia Mountbatten died peacefully on Tuesday 13 June at her home in Mersham, Kent, surrounded by her children   Read More ...
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Myanmar national found dead with head injuries at construction site in Bukit Mertajam
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A Myanmar national was found dead with head injuries at a construction site in Taman Kerjasama, here today. The body of Shabuddin Ibrahim, 25, was found in a pool of blood by members of the public at the construction site at about 1.30pm and was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for post-mortem. Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said police found a hammer with blood stains not far from the body, believed to be the weapon used to attack the victim   Read More ...
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After deadly tornado, Rakhine State braces for more bad weather
After deadly tornado, Rakhine State braces for more bad weather Two people were killed and six others were injured due to heavy rains in Rakhine State as the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) warned residents yesterday to be prepared for more rains and strong winds in the next few days. The two fatalities in the bad weather were killed after a tornado hit the Yoe Ta Yote village in Ponna Kyun township before dawn on June 12   Read More ...
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Central Bank to penalise unlawful use of foreign currencies
The Central Bank of Myanmar will soon penalise people who are using dollars to pay for local business transactions, U Win Thaw, director general of the Foreign Exchange Management Department told The Myanmar Times. The central bank has issued two directives – in May 2015 and in the late 2016 – that all local payments must be paid in Myanmar kyats only, but the use of dollars in local business transactions remain rampant, he said   Read More ...
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Myanmar maid falls to her death in Singapore
A female Myanmar domestic help committed suicide on Monday by jumping out from the 18th floor of the Interlace Condo located at Depot Road in Singapore. A Myanmar embassy official, speaking to The Myanmar Times yesterday, said, “We do not know why she committed suicide. Police are still investigating the case.” The Myanmar embassy confirmed that the girl’s identity as Ma Zin Mar Oo, aged 25 and was a Myo ethnic from the Rakhine region   Read More ...
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Burma: Amnesty International berichtet von Menschenrechtsverletzungen
Burma: Amnesty International berichtet von Menschenrechtsverletzungen Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International wirft der Armee und bewaffneten Gruppen in Burma schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen an ethnischen Minderheiten vor. Diese seien im Norden des Landes unter anderem Folter, außergerichtlichen Hinrichtungen und Entführungen ausgesetzt. Das geht aus einem aktuellen Amnesty-Bericht hervor. Laut der Menschenrechtsorganisation haben die Kämpfe in Burmas Norden sechs Jahre nach dem Ende des Waffenstillstands zwischen dem Militär und der Unabhängigkeitsarmee der Kachin-Minderheit (KIA) eine neue Intensität erreicht   Read More ...
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Waiting for reconciliation in Myanmar
Waiting for reconciliation in Myanmar The second 21st century Panglong peace conference, which ended after six days of deliberations (May 24-29), was marked by some drama in and outside the conference hall. The degree of progress achieved towards national reconciliation should be measured by scratching below the surface. The 20th century Panglong peace agreement was masterminded by Aung San — the architect of modern Burma. By ensuring the cooperation of key ethnic minorities, he won Myanmar’s independence   Read More ...
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