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Mon, 25 May 2015

Disciplinary and legal action has been taken against more than 2,000 employees of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry for collusion in illegal logging, ministry officials claimed on Friday. The ministry’s deputy director-general, Zaw Min, told a press conference on Friday that the figures included more than 770 senior officials.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 25 May 2015

The Rangoon Division Election Commission on 25 May released lists of registered voters across 14 townships. The Election Commission in Naypyidaw on Monday also announced lists of eligible voters across some of its townships.

Source: DVB

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Mon, 25 May 2015

Malaysia has uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspected human trafficking camps near the border with Thailand, the country’s police chief said on Monday.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Sun, 24 May 2015

Several mass graves thought to contain bodies of migrants have been found in Malaysia, authorities say.

Source: BBC

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Sun, 24 May 2015

Burma’s president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite international objections that it could be used to repress women and minorities such as the Rohingya Muslims now fleeing the country for other parts of south-east Asia.

Source: The Guardian

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