Health Minister Sounds Alarm over Tobacco Use

Greater cooperation needed to curb consumption amid increase in health expenditures, U Myint Htwe says.

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Four Eights People’s Party to Change Name After Renewed Public Outcry

New name to be announced early next month; party caves to public pressure over appropriation of 8888 Uprising’s legacy.

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Ousted Female Village Chief Reinstated by Mon State Govt

The village chief was given her job back after being forced to resign for letting a non-citizen stay in the village without informing authorities. She may not want it.

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Yangon Amends Municipal Law, Creates Vice Mayor Position

The position was created to cope with the expanded duties the city municipality will face as the population grows.

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Hate Speech Trial of Ultranationalist Writer Begins in Sagaing

Ultranationalist writer Maung Thway Chun is on trial for religious hate speech over comments warning that Myanmar was at risk of being overrun by Christians and Muslims.

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Tatmadaw Occupies NMSP Outpost

No clashes occurred but joint forces of the Tatmadaw and Border Guard Force have occupied a New Mon State Party outpost in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw since Saturday.

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Thailand Signals Election Could be Delayed Until May

The military junta has promised to hold a general election but has repeatedly pushed back the date, most recently suggesting polls would be held by February 2019.

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Thailand Resumes Search for Soccer Team Trapped in Flooded Cave

A search for a missing teenage soccer team entered its third day on Tuesday as concern grew for the welfare of the boys and their coach.

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Women Most at Risk from Traffickers in India, Libya, Myanmar: Poll

From detention centers in Libya to porous borders in Myanmar, women and girls are increasingly being targeted and trapped by traffickers using a variety of tactics.

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Enhancing Partnership in Non-Traditional Security Issues in Mekong – Lancang Cooperation: Human Trafficking Issue in Myanmar by Prof. Dr. Khin Ma Ma Myo


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