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Investigation continues into teacher murders

The police investigating the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in Muse district, upper Shan State, but there had not been any new development, a senior officer from Muse District Police Office told the Daily Eleven.

"We're still interviewing the suspects. We cannot talk about this in detail yet," said the officer.

None of the suspects under investigation has been detained.

Myanmar expat census due in March

A census of Myanmar citizens living abroad would be released on March 3, said Myint Kyaing, director-general of Population Department under the Ministry of Immigration and Population. 

“We have finished the census in the country. And now a study of those living abroad is being conducted. The ministry could then take a census in the skipped areas in Kachin, Rakhine and Kayin states,” he added. 

Thousands join funeral for slain teachers

Thousands attended the funeral of two female teachers brutally raped and murdered, on Monday in Kaungkha village in Pansan Township, Muse district, in northern Shan State. 

The funeral was held on January 23 in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State. The crowd said prayers before the funeral.

No separate camps for Bengalis and ‘Rohingyas’, says state chief

Sittwe – Bengalis who call themselves “Rohingyas” would not be kept in separate refugee camps, said Rakhine State chief minister Maung Maung Ohn.

He said only those who had citizenship would have citizen’s rights. The international community was concerned about the government keeping Bengalis in separate camps, but this would not happen, he added.

Chief minister denies owning land in Yangon ‘new town’

Yangon – Yangon region chief minister Myint Swe has told farmers that he has no connection with the Yangon new town plan and owns no land there.

Win Zaw, chairperson of Kyimyindine township development committee, suggested that if his township was not involved in the new town plan, it might be transformed from farmland into an industrial zone.

Defence questions plaintiffs in case against EMG

The trial of several Eleven Media Group (EMG) staff for charges filed by Ministry of Information continued at the Pobbathiri Township court on January 22.

The Ministry of Information filed a lawsuit against EMGs’ CEO Dr Than Htut Aung, managing director Dr Thein Myint, chief editor Wai Phyo, deputy chief editor Myat Thit and executive editor Nay Tun Aung under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation.

Students continue protest march

The students who are staging a protest march against the national education bill arrived in Kyaukse on January 21 and were warmly welcomed by many local people. They continued to Myittha via Kyaukse on January 22 despite attempts by the authorities to stop them. 

Remains of 2 Kachin teachers brought back to Myitkyina

The bodies of the two female volunteers were brought back to Myitkyina on January 19 and along the routes funeral services were held in their memory.

The remains of the two teachers, brutally raped and murdered, were brought back from Muse and funeral services were held at Theini, Lashio, and Yewin and on January 22 morning, a funeral service was held at the Mandalay’s Kachin Baptist Convention(KBC).

Kachin youths protest over 2 slain teachers

MOEKAUNG -- About 2,000 Kachin youths staged a protest in downtown Myitkyina Township holding the vinyl with slogans: “ To stop sexual violence”, “To expose real culprits” for two young Kachin teachers who were brutally raped and murdered in Kaungkhar village, Pansi Township in Shan State on January 19.

Stone inscription plaque for late General Aung San

To mark the centenary of General Aung San’ birthday which falls on February 13, a ceremony to build a stone inscription was held at the General Aung San’s compound in Net Mauk on January 21.