Monday, September 25, 2017

China medical teams conduct free eye surgery in Yangon

The Yunnan People Foreign Friendly Association’s medical teams kicked off a free eye surgical treatment at Sitagu Shwe Pyi Hein Eye Hospital in Yangon on Saturday, the seventh time it was held in the country.

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Journalists decry Rakhine government discrimination

Rakhine-based journalists have asked the state government to give them equal opportunity to cover news in the region, the same as they give to national and foreign-based journalists.

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Three new prisons to open at end of 2017

Three new prisons, in Mohnyin in Kachin State, Daik-U in Bago Region, and Kyaikmaraw in Mon State, are expected to be opened at the end of the year to help relieve overcrowding at penitentiaries in the country, the Prison Department of Myanmar said.

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Defence chief vows to protect ethnic people and citizens

The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services on Monday said protecting the ethnic people and the citizens are top priority of the Tatmadaw.

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Revised 66(d) bill sent back to Amyotha Hluttaw

The Amyotha Hluttaw will discuss points of disagreement with the Pyithu Hluttaw in the bill to amend Telecommunications Law section 66(d).

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Defence appeals to high court for Koh Tao murder duo

The defence lawyer for two Myanmar men sentenced to death in Thailand filed a final appeal to the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok on Monday, nearly six months after an appeal was rejected by the District Court in Koh Samui, Thailand.

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Flooding closes 32 schools in Mandalay

Due to heavy rain in Mandalay, the level of the Ayeyarwady River rose to the point of flooding schools in several townships. Those schools will have extra teaching periods to make up, said the regional head of the Education Office.

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Refugees in Namti to be sent back home

More than 1000 refugees who have been taking shelter with religious organisations in Namti, Mogaung township, Kachin State, will be sent back home on Tuesday, spokesperson from the Peace Talk Creation Group (PCG) told The Myanmar Times.

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Government urged to make Gwa Island a nature reserve

An environment advocate called on the government to declare Rakhine State’s Gwa Island a nature reserve due to its rich biological diversity.

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Myanmar to discuss domestic workers’ concerns with Singapore

Myanmar's Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population officials were scheduled to meet their Singaporean counterparts this week to discuss issues facing domestic workers in the island state, a senior official said.

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