Thursday, September 21, 2017

The 88-Generation Peace and Open Society to mark Democracy Day next year

August 8 will be marked as the official Democracy Day during the 30th 88 Uprising memorial celebration next year, said Ko Mya Aye, a member of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society.

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Rakhine environmentalist among awardees of ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award

One Myanmar national was among 10 persons who received the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award efforts to conserve and protect the environment, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity said.

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Newspaper editor accuses authorities of not respecting News Media Law

An editor of a daily newspaper accused the government of not respecting the News Media Law, which was passed by the Hluttaw and signed by the president, as it has been prosecuting journalists under the penal code without going through the proper procedures.

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Rakhine NLD demands security for the people

Rakhine National League for Democracy (NLD) called on the Union Government and Rakhine State Government to provide effective security for the people from northern Rakhine.

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Young monks urge tighter security in Maungdaw

A young monk’s organization on Monday urged the government to implement tighter security measures in Maungdaw to prevent conflicts in the area, adding that they will launch a protest “soon” to dramatise their demands.

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Maungdaw Commission urges government to act fast on Rakhine issue

The Maungdaw Investigation Commission on Sunday called on the government to take urgent actions and implement a long-term plan to address the Rakhine situation.

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Hundreds flee homes in Buthidaung, Rathedaung over attacks

Hundreds of residents in Buthidaung and Rathedaung have fled their homes due to the violent attacks by Bengalis on August 3, according to Rathedaung State Hluttaw MP U Oo Than Naing.

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Three mining companies suspended after failing to pay

Three companies mining gold at Moehti Moemi in Yamethin township, Mandalay, had their mining rights suspended after failing to pay almost 200 viss (326 kilograms) of gold to the government by the deadline, said U Ohn Win, Union Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Cconservation.

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Nationalist protesters do not represent majority: government

The government has announced that the protesting monks in Yangon and Mandalay represent neither the majority of the Sangha mass nor the people’s wishes.

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Merger of three Chin political parties postponed

The formation of a new Chin political party from three existing parties has been postponed until October so that one of them, the Chin National League for Democracy, can hold a conference to decide if it wants to participate, said party officials.

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