Obama warns against repression of Muslims in Myanmar

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The Myanmar Trade Unions Federation has called for a national daily minimum wage of K8,500 in a statement released a day after the issue was discussed at a conference in Yangon attended by about 180 labour groups.

 

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 Former Yangon mayor, U Aung Thein Lin, with other members of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, in a file photo taken in the commercial capital on August 20, 2010. Photo: EPA

MP and member of the Farmland Investigation Commission is calling for changes in handling land disputes which he says will make the process faster and more effective.

 

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A failure to end communal tensions in Rakhine State could adversely affect Myanmar’s democratic transformation, Minister of the President’s Office U Aung Min warned on April 27.

 

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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – US President Barack Obama warned on April 27 that ethnic and religious conflicts could move Myanmar in a “very bad direction.”

 

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A key alliance of ethnic groups has condemned recent Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin and northern Shan states and warned they could jeopardise negotiations with the government on a national ceasefire agreement.

 

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The dormitory building at the Yangon mosque where the 13 boys died in a fire on April 2 last year. A Yangon court has sentenced two men to eight years’ in prison on negligence charges arising from the fire. Photo: Mizzima

A Yangon court has sentenced two Muslim clergymen to eight years years’ in prison over a fire in a mosque dormitory a year ago that claimed the lives of 13 boys.

 

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