Tuesday, April 19th, 2016


The United Nations rights chief today welcomed the release of a second wave of 83 prisoners on Myanmar’s New Year last Sunday, by Presidential amnesty.
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On the evening of March 24, Princess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi, granddaughter of King Thibaw, the last King of Burma, addressed the Yangon Rotary Club. The last time the princess, 92, had addressed the club she was 16 and she spoke about recent student protests that had left one student dead. Among her audience was Reginald Dorman-Smith, the Governor of Burma.
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Myanmar attracted record foreign direct investment of US$9.4 billion for the fiscal year to the end of March, official figures showed last week.
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One Rohingya died and four others were seriously injured when a landmine exploded on the Burma-Bangladesh border near Maungdaw, Arakan State on 5 April, said a victim’s close relative who wished to remain anonymous.

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U Lian Luai, the Chin State Chief Minister appointed six Chin State cabinet ministers when the Chin State parliament met on 8 April.
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Tensions are rising sharply between the National League for Democracy and the Arakan National Party over the appointment of a chief minister in Rakhine State.
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When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Rangoon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Burma‘s booming biggest city.
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A journalist from Kachin State and three of her Associated Press colleagues have scooped the award of a lifetime, thanks to their work exposing the horrors of the Southeast Asian fishing industry.
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At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized in rough waters off the coast of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state on Tuesday, a UN spokesman said.
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