Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Essential for sustainable development

By Dr Aung Tun April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. In 1948, the first World Health Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 195...

From Global New Light Of Myanmar

Amnesty for Political Prisoners Eagerly Anticipated as Myanmar Ushers in New Year

Presidential pardon for prisoners in New Year period is customary; families of detainees and political activists are hoping for good news.

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Two ABSDF Members Jailed for 2 Years for Unlawful Association

Members of armed student group detained while attending funeral; organization says Army violated terms of peace deal by arresting the pair.

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Naga Rebels Say Peace Talks May Suffer if Military Does Not Free Leaders

The NSCN-K says it has written to the government and military asking for help in freeing 11 members of the group the military detained in March, but has yet to hear back.

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Filmmaker Accused of Insulting Army Is Denied Bail, Sent to Prison

Rights activist and director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi had requested bail, as he suffers from liver cancer.

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At The Pansodan, Sublime Flavors in an Architectural Gem

Eagerly awaited addition to Yangon’s food scene lives up to the hype.

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A Lotus Fabric Business Takes Root on Inle Lake

When Ko Myint Thein Htun went into the family cotton weaving business by a twist of fate some 20 years ago, he had no idea he would spark a new cottage industry.

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From The Irrawaddy

Is Bangladesh Really Interested in Justice on Rakhine Issue?

It will reflect poorly on Dhaka if the ICOE is not allowed to gather evidence in Cox’s Bazar.

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Myanmar’s First Christian Missionary Dies at Sea

Adoniram Judson died in the Bay of Bengal in 1850 and is remembered for bringing Christianity to Myanmar and for writing the first English-Burmese dictionaries.

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