LFM News Service 3-15-19

International School Yangon to open Nay Pyi Taw campus
The International School Yangon will open its new campus in Nay Pyi Taw in September, said Gregory Hedger, the school’s director.

“The school is going to be in Nay Pyi Taw because …about 16 embassies are going to move to Nay Pyi Taw this year,” said U Zaw Tun Oo, deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Protocol Department.  Read More

MoneyGram and MCB announce money transfer services
MoneyGram and Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB), have announced an agreement to provide money transfer send services at every MCB bank location in Myanmar. According to a statement, consumers can send money from 42 branches to any MoneyGram location in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.  Read More

N. Shan Residents Live in Fear as Rights, Security Situation Deteriorates
If you lived in northern Shan State, how would you describe the current conditions, in which the human rights situation has deteriorated dramatically? And would you dare to speak out? Two men were shot and killed in Kyaukme Township this month.  The first, a retired Myanmar Army captain, was murdered in the town, while another local man was murdered at his house. Some locals describe Kyaukme as a “murder town”, one where the killers are never caught.  Read More

China Official Says West Using Christianity to ‘Subvert’ Power
Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even “subvert” the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion.  Read More

New monster wreaks havoc in Shan State
Surrounded by the hills of eastern Shan State, Laukkai township is a tranquil settlement of mainly Han Chinese people who are considered one of the 135 ethnic groups in Myanmar.  During a recent visit to the town, the streets were relatively deserted at midday, with only a few Chinese tourists walking in the noon sun, which is still much gentler than in the central part of the country.  Read More

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