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Presidential Protection, Immunity Bill Put Forward

President Thein Sein attends a meeting in Rangoon on Nov. 15, 2015, with political parties following the general election. (Photo: Reuters)

A proposed piece of legislation published in Monday’s state-run newspapers seeks to protect the former president after he or she steps down, including a provision granting blanket immunity to the head of state for actions taken while in office.

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Pakistan uncovers Daesh fundraising network in Karachi

Pakistani security officials inspect a military police jeep following an attack by gunmen in Karachi on December 1, 2015. (AFP photo)

Law enforcement agencies in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi are hunting down a network of women acting as fundraisers for the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

Raja Umar Khattab, the chief of the Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh Province, said police have launched a massive operation to track down the women, who belong to rich families.

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19 Face Delta Election Ban after Failing to Report Campaign Expenses

A candidate from the National League for Democracy campaigns in Irrawaddy Division during the 2015 election campaign. (Photo: Salai Thant Zin / The Irrawaddy)

PATHEIN — Of the 503 people who contested the Nov. 8 election in Irrawaddy Division, 19 are facing a five-year campaign ban after failing to disclose their expenses, according to a report by the divisional office of the Union Election Commission.

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