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