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Yanghee Lee Meets Burmese Activists Based in Thailand

Source: Network Media Group

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, met with human rights groups based in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai over the weekend, according to sources who spoke to NMG on condition of anonymity.


Yangon tops the list of complaints: MNHRC

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.

Between 2015 and 2018, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) received over 3,300 complaints nationwide, with Yangon Region topping the list with 1,045 complaints, said Win Mya, Chair of the MNHRC yesterday (on July 17).


Indo-Myanmar Friendship Projects in Education prepare skilled youth for Industrial Development

Source: Mizzima

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

Out of 6  Industrial Training Centres (ITC) in Myanmar, India has set up two Centres – in Myingyan and Pakokku. During his visit recently, Mr.Nandan Singh Bhaisora, Consul General of India met with the Principal, Head of the Departments and some students at ITC, Pakokku. 


Myanmar government studying decentralization in Indonesia

Source: Mizzima

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:39 a.m.

The Myanmar government is studying the decentralization and regional autonomy system in Indonesia’s Bangka Belitung Islands Province, noting that the conditions of the local government were similar to what is found in Myanmar, Antara reported.


United States’ Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act to sail through ?

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

On July 10, senator Edward J. Markey (Democrat – Massachusetts) and Marsha Blackburn (Republican – Tennessee) introduced legislation bill prioritizing the release of political prisoners in Burma or Myanmar, which requires the US secretary of state to take further action to end detaining of political prisoners and promote free expression.

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Government starts renovating all embassies

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been renovating and remodelling all Myanmar embassies in foreign countries to make them look good by 2020, Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) on Wednesday. 


Authorities approve Htantabin, Hlegu projects

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Members of Parliament (MPs) for the regional Hluttaw of Yangon has finally given the green light for the Htantabin and Hlegu industrial park projects to the north of Yangon city.


Rohingya activist says US ban on Myanmar generals a first step

Source: Agence France-Presse

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:26 a.m.

A formerly imprisoned Rohingya activist said Wednesday (July 17) that a US ban on Myanmar's top generals was a welcome first step but urged more action to support the long-targeted minority.


State Counsellor attends dinner with authors in Yangon

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

She greeted the authors warmly before the dinner, conversing on literature and then having a documentary photo taken together.


NRPC, KNPP hold peace talks in Nay Pyi Taw

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Published on July 18, 2019, 10:18 a.m.

National Reconciliation and Peace Centre Vice Chairman U Tun Tun Oo, who is also the Union Attorney-General, met with a delegation led by Khu Oo Reh, the leader of the peace implementation committee of the Karenni National Progressive Party, yesterday to discuss the peace process and the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.