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Student accuses Myaungmya headmaster of homosexual rape

The headmaster of a basic education school in Myaungmya has been formally accused of molesting and raping students.
 
A former student, from Kawat village, went to the local police station on Wednesday, accompanied by several teachers, to report the case.
 

Another abandoned baby found in Yangon

A newborn baby was found – abandoned – in South Okkalapa Township on Wednesday night.
 
Residents living near No 861 Saga Street said they became suspicious when they heard a baby crying from a vacant apartment.
Several people allegedly broke into the apartment and found a baby boy, about a week old, wrapped in a sack.
 

Myanmar workers in Thailand ‘will get 20 days to go home at Thingyan’

Employers in Thailand have agreed to allow migrant workers from Myanmar to visit their homes for 20 days over the Thingyan period, according to Ye Min from Aid Alliance Committee for Myanmar workers in Thailand (AAC).
 

New Yangon bus system still struggling after one month

The Yangon Bus Service (YBS) has been operating for a month now but commuters appear to have mixed feelings about the new system.
 
“When the YBS was first introduced, it was not convenient for us. I rode the No-7 bus as I lived in Thingangyun Township,” commuter Thein Min said. “Most of the buses on this line are always full with commuters but now it is not crowded. The bus fare for Thingangyun is Ks200 and Ks100 for downtown.”
 

Meeting eases Mon military tensions

Tension between the military and the New Mon State Party (NMSP) has reduced following a meeting, according to Naing Win Hla, the party's internal affairs chief. 
 
The commander of South-East Command and NMSP leaders met at the command headquarters in Mawlamyine, Mon State, on Thursday. 
 

Concerns sparked over oil project in Magway

A project to explore oil in Magway Region worries the residents, reports say.
 
The Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the Italy-based Eni Company are reportedly planning the 500-square-kilometre project running through 112 villages without explaining in details.
 
The residents said they were not clear about the heavy vehicles that would be used in the project and worried that the exploration might involve explosives.
 

Nationality verification work delayed in Rakhine State: Minister blames ‘unwilling manner’ and threats

The process of issuing national verification cards has been delayed in Rakhine State.
 
Thein Swe, the Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, said the move had been made because of the “unwilling manner” of people toward the process, including threats and hindrance by those who do not want to be scrutinised about their nationality. 
 

Shooting sparks Yangon panic

A serious shooting incident took place in Yangon’s South Dagon Township on the evening of February 16.

2030 target for clean rural water

Rural communities have been promised drinking wate

Concerns sparked over oil project in Magway

A project to explore oil in Magway Region worries the residents, reports say.

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the Italy-based Eni Company are reportedly planning the 500-square-kilometre project running through 112 villages without explaining in details.

The residents said they were not clear about the heavy vehicles that would be used in the project and worried that the exploration might involve explosives.