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Myanmar launches early childhood care, development policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:15

Myanmar has launched its first multi-sectoral policy on early childhood care and development(ECCD) to enable children get a better start in life and for the better future of the country.

Myanmar leader warns media over religious violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:03

Myanmar`s reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country. <br><br> Thein Sein, whose administration has been accused of failing to stem two years of sporadic anti-Muslim violence, vowed "zero tolerance" against the perpetrators of fighting in the second largest city Mandalay that left two dead last week.

Riot-hit Myanmar city calm now

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:58

Communal riots-hit Mandalay, Myanmar`s second largest city, remained calm Saturday following imposition of curfew in one more area since Friday night, the local police said.

Activists join Suu Kyi for Myanmar charter change

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 13:43

Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year`s general elections.

12 killed in Myanmar road accident

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:44

Twelve people were killed and four others injured Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a car on Yangon-Mandalay expressway in Myanmar`s Bago region, police said.

UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 18:07

UN human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Yangon Thursday on an eight-day visit to Myanmar to assess the current situation in the country, official sources said.

Thousands turn out for Yangon protest

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:14

Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar`s main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar army to back charter reform

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 18:10

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country`s junta-era constitution, which currently bars her from becoming president.

Over 1,600 prisoners released in Myanmar

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:33

Over 1,600 prisoners were released across the country Friday under an amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, local media reported.

Myanmar protest seeks constitutional change

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 18:23

Activists have rallied peacefully in Myanmar`s biggest city to call for changing the constitution to allow pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as president.

Fire at Myanmar department store kills 7

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:11

Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said today.

Japan helps Myanmar maintain railroads

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12:49

Japan has provided modern railway equipment to Myanmar to help the country maintain its railroads, media reported Thursday.