“STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH MYANMAR JOURNALISTS, SHOW NO FEAR”
Some of the Myanmar journalists including the Eleven Media Group (EMG) will boycott the International Press Institute (IPI) conference held from March 27 to 29.
The boycott was decided in a Myanmar Journalist Network’s (MJN) meeting on March 13.
It is intended as an action against the repressions on journalists in Myanmar.
Journalists continue to face imprisonments and intimidations from the government in Myanmar.
MJN’s statement on March 13 read ‘Journalists were beaten and arrested while covering the student protest in Latpadan… (Therefore it was decided that) the IPI conference which the president and information minister planned to attend.
After the Chief Editor and Deputy Chief Reporters of Myanmar Post weekly were recently imprisoned under defamation under article 500 of the Penal Code, Eleven Media and some other publishers agreed to publish a slogan in their publications.
The slogan, “STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH MYANMAR JOURNALISTS, SHOW NO FEAR” will run on the front pages of EMG’s publications for one week.
Some other publishers have also agreed to run the slogan on their front pages.
ဂ်ာမဏီ Focus သတင္းစာႏွင့္ အင္တာဗ်ဴးေလးပါ။ 24.3.2015 ရက္ေန႔ မနက္ 8:30 မႏၲေလး၊ မစုိးရိမ္တုိက္သစ္ ဓမၼသဟာယေက်ာင္းမွာ ေတြ႕ဆုံေမးေျဖၾကတာပါ။
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Navy ship to bring workers home from Malaysia
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:22
A ship belonging to the Myanmar Navy is bringing more than a hundred undocumented Myanmar migrant workers back home from Malaysia, announced state-run TV recently.
102 workers who were detained in Malaysia for working illegally will arrive in Myanmar on March 29 aboard the Mahar Thihathura.
The ship will take the workers home after participating in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 from March 17 to 21 in Malaysia.
The workers were jailed in detention centers in Malaysia after they were arrested by Malaysian police and could not afford their return fares, although they have already attained their C of I certificates to go back.
A total of 21 Thai fishermen stranded at several islands in Indonesia for years will return to Thailand tonight. Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee said Friday that 21 Thai fishermen will return on an AirAsia Flight QZ 252 and arrive at Don Mueang airport at 8.15 pm. He said until now there are still 70 crew of Thai fishing boats stranded at Ambon island in Indonesia. He added that the Foreign Ministry is still trying every effort to bring stranded Thai crew members to return safely. Those who return will be primarily assisted by relevant government agencies, he added. special thanks to Seafarers Action Center (SAC) Labour Rights Promotion Network LPN