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Mon State police given human rights training

No 4(global)

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, August 31 – Mon State Police Chief Bo Bo Oo, addressed the Mon State Police Department stating that as well as following the law and moral code of the police department, police officers need to also respectfully obey human rights. “Just as police officers need to practice following the regulations of the police department, there’s also …

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Over 80 human traffickers still on the loose in Shan State

Myitmakha News Agency Lashio, February 5 – a total of 81 perpetrators of human trafficking cases from the northern Shan State town of Lashio, who absconded from police capture during 2014-15, are yet to be caught, according to the anti-human trafficking police force. Deputy head of the Lashio Anti-human Trafficking Police Force, U Kyi Pya Kyuu, stated that as well as …

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Consumer rights protection groups to be formed in Lashio

Myitmakha News Agency Lashio, February 3 – a consumer rights protection group and committee will be formed at district and township levels by the trade promotion department and the consumer affairs division this coming April in Lashio, northern Shan State. In order to reinforce activities of protecting consumer rights, a complaints solving group, complaints reception committee and inspection groups on commodity security will be formed.

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IDPs in Shan State still can’t return home

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Myitmakha News Agency Tachileik, February 3 – over 1,700 internally displaced people (IDPs) in southern Shan State are still not in a position whereby they can return to their homes after armed conflict between the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) which in now into its five month, according to the a southern Shan State youth network. “The main reason why they are unable to …

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Over 100 Myanmar workers laid off in Chaing Rai without pay

Myitmakha News Agency Tachileik, January 29 – approximately 120 Myanmar migrant workers have been made redundant from a construction company in the northern Thai town of Chaing Rai after they protested to the workers and social security department about not receiving their salaries. The workers staged the protest on January 27 as the aforementioned construction company owed roughly 3.4 million …

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More squatters evicted from their homes in Yangon


Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 26 – police began destruction of squatter dwellings at 7am yesterday morning in the Myae Myan Aung farming area of Pyinmabin Industrial Zone located in Mingalardon township, Yangon. The General Administration Department (GAD), which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs, released a letter of notification to squatters informing them of the incoming evictions of those living on the 560.06 acre area …

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Paedophile arrested in Tachileik

Myitmakha News Agency (Myitmakha) Tachileik, January 21 – a man who abducted and sexual abused a 13 year old girl from Magway division, before fleeing the area, was arrested by police in Tachileik city police office while on patrol. “We arrested the man on January 19 as we received word that a criminal was living in the San Saing ward who had abducted 13 year old girl to make his wife before later fleeing to …

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Thai police repatriate 30 Myanmar workers

Myitmakha News Agency Tachileik, January 22 – thirty workers from Myanmar arrested by Thai police for residing in the Kingdom illegally, or without sufficient documentation, have been repatriated to Myanmar. The aforementioned Myanmar nationals were repatriated to Myanmar on the afternoon of January 21 at the Friendship Bridge which boarders the northern Thai town of Mai Sai and the eastern Shan State town …

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Pyay – highest rate of human trafficking in 2015

Pyay Human Traffickin

Myitmakha News Agency Pyay, January 20 – the highest amount of human trafficking during 2015 occurred in Pyay Township of Bago Region, according to the anti-trafficking police force. There were 7 cases of human trafficking within Bago Region in 2015, among which 3 of them occurred in the township of Pyay, with a scarcity of job opportunities and insufficient salaries the main …

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Two incarcerated for involvement in student protests submit further appeal for bail

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 5 – an appeal has been submitted to the Tharyarwadi district court in Bago region for bail to be granted to two members of the public, incarcerated in Tharyarwadi prison for their involvement with the Letpadan student protests, which called for the national education law to be amended, according to lawyers representing those imprisoned students and …

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