Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Military files lawsuit against local paper

The Tatmadaw is suing local newspaper 7Days, accusing the media outlet of trying to destroy the military with a story that quoted former Speaker and retired general Thura U Shwe Mann.

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U Gambira brought to Insein, could see additional charges

U Gambira a former monk and leader during the Saffron Revolution, has been transferred to Yangon’s Insein Prison where his family and lawyer fear he will face additional charges.

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Cutting off ‘snake heads’ and addressing Myanmar’s growing drug production problem

It's time for the new government to “cut off some snake heads”, according to international anti-narcotics experts.

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Thief swallows nabbed cash

It was a fair cop, at least according to the X-ray machine. A man, so far unnamed, is under arrest after snatching K95,000 ($US80) and a bag of medicine from Daw Than Than Htwe of Dedaye township, Ayeyarwady Region. She had come to Yangon General Hospital on June 26 to visit her brother-in-law, who was undergoing cardiology treatment.

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‘Trained to Torture’ press event cancelled in Yangon

A Press conference on alleged human rights abuses by the Myanmar army in Shan State was cancelled yesterday, with the organisers blaming the regional government for forcing the hotel where the event had been booked to withdraw permission to hold it.

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Residents flee, police move in after mob violence targets Muslims in Bago village

A Muslim man is being held in protective custody and more than 44 villagers have reportedly fled after communal violence struck Bago Region over the weekend, the first such outburst under the current government.

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Bonfires lit around Myanmar to mark UN day against drug abuse, trafficking

Police torched over US$20 million worth of illegal narcotics in Yangon yesterday in a bonfire, with similar ceremonies held in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and Taunggyi.

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Thai officials, Myanmar migrant workers fired after Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s state visit

The Thai government has sacked six officials in the town that State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited last week.

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Registration provision for drug users on chopping block

The government will push to remove provisions of the country’s anti-narcotics law that require drug users to register with authorities and stipulates prison time for those who fail to do so, according to Colonel Zaw Win Tun of the Myanmar Police Force.

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Education needed to improve and protect the country: former Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann

An educated population can protect the country as much as its armed forces, the former speaker of parliament told students on June 25. Thura U Shwe Mann, who is now chair of a parliamentary legislative review commission, was speaking to high school graduates in Zeyathiri township, Nay Pyi Taw.

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