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Friday, February 27 2015

Helen May says it was after she was introduced to a local woman in Yangon struggling to cope with an alcoholic father ...

Friday, February 27 2015

Yangon municipal police moved in to demolish the Michaungkan protest camp at around 3 am in the morning on February 26

Thursday, February 26 2015

Two men were forcibly recruited by the Myanmar military in Yangon recently when they went to look for work but one managed to escape, according to a report by the Kantarawaddy Times.

Thursday, February 26 2015

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei says that China forbids any organization and individual carrying out activities that undermine Sino-Myanmar relations or the stability of the border area on Chinese territory.

Thursday, February 26 2015

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction."

Thursday, February 26 2015

Google said February 25 that Gmail is now available in the Myanmar language, marking the 74th language for the popular email service.

Wednesday, February 25 2015

Progress on human rights “stalled” in Myanmar last year, Amnesty International has said in an annual report critical of failures to investigate abuses and the impunity granted to the security forces and other government officials.

Workers shout slogans as they protest outside their factory after a clash with police at Shwepyithar Industrial zone in Yangon, Myanmar, February 20, 2015. Myanmar police dismantled the protest sites and several people were injured during the clash between protesters and policemen. Thousands of workers are demanding a raise in their basic salary at the industrial zone. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Myanmar garment workers demonstrating over pay and factory conditions threatened to continue strikes unless their demands are met and authorities release two of their representatives detained earlier this month, according to Radio Free Asia on February 24.

The two Myanmar migrant workers Ko Win Zaw Htun (L) and Ko Zaw Lin Oo (L-2), suspects in the killing of two British tourists, are escorted by police officers as they leave Koh Samui Provincial Court in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, October 14, 2014. Photo: Sitthipong Charoenjai/EPA
Wednesday, February 25 2015

As the Myanmar embassy’s legal team seeks to get bail for the Koh Tao murder suspects, a question has been raised over financial support pledged to help the defence.

Upper House to discuss amendments to the controversial National Education Law. Four-party talks between the government, students, parliamentarians and the National Network for Education Reform over the National Education Law underway at Yangon Region Parliament headquarters on February 11, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Upper House Speaker U Khin Aung Myint announced February 24 that discussions on the bill of amendment to the National Education Law with stakeholders will be held from March 5 to 15 at the Upper House’s conference room.

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