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Thursday, 19 February 2015

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said it was deeply saddened to learn that two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were wounded on February 17 when a convoy transporting displaced families came under fire, according to statement issued by the ICRC on February 18.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The crowdfunding effort for the Koh Tao Myanmar murder suspects has fallen foul of a “sudden change of terms and conditions” on the crowdfunding site that now prohibits criminal defense fundraising, according to migrant worker activist Mr Andy Hall, reporting on Facebook on February 18.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Amid human rights concerns linked to the investment surge in Myanmar, too few companies publicly discuss their human rights policies and due diligence efforts, according to the findings of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre on February 17.

Australian Mr Michael Chan (R), the brother of death-row prisoner Andrew Chan, arrives for visiting Andrew at Kerobokan Prison in Bali, Indonesia, February 17, 2015. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Indonesian Attorney General’s Office has decided to put off the execution of eleven inmates on death row, including two Australian drug traffickers, according to the Jakarta Globe on February 17.

An artist's impression of the Kris Plaza set for construction in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Yoma Strategic
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Kris Plaza is a new US$24 million residential and commercial development ready for construction in Nay Pyi Taw and now open for sales, according to a press release from Yoma Strategic on February 18.

The challenges and opportunities of providing electrical power were discussed at the International Symposium on Energy Policy Development at Nay Pyi Taw on February 6, according to a press release sent by the organisers Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia on February 18. Photo: ERIA
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Myanmar’s electrical power challenge was under the spotlight at a recent seminar, a challenge many Myanmar citizens understand on a practical level day to day.

Shayam Brang Shawn, known as Brang Shawng, (2nd L), has been fined K50,000 [US$50) for defamation. Photo: Kachin Wave News
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A Kachin man convicted of making false allegations against the Tatmadaw after he called for an investigation into the death of his daughter says he did not get fair legal treatment in the case.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A report just released highlights the ongoing land conflict that many farmers reportedly face in Mon State, according to a press release received February 17.

Trucks loaded with goods stop on the Indian-Myanmar border road in the border town of Tamu, Myanmar on November 29, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Myanmar and India’s commerce ministers reiterated their mutual desire to improve trade between their two countries at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the Business Standard on February 17.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Washington DC-based Transnational Institute has welcomed the Myanmar government’s recent decision to review their largely outdated drugs and related laws, according to a press release announcing the publication of a new report on February 16.

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