The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Federal army 'unrealistic': Elders

A group of senior former international peacemakers has said a key demand of ethnic armed groups in ongoing ceasefire talks is unrealistic. 

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Activist Ko Wai Luu charged with incitement

Political activist Ko Wai Luu has been arrested and charged with incitement due to his links with the Mi Gyaung Kan protest group, which has been demonstrating in downtown Yangon for more than 270 days.

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Witnesses for Koh Tao accused afraid to appear in court: defence

Witnesses for two Myanmar migrants accused of murder in Thailand are afraid to appear in court, their legal team says.

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Kachin activist on trial after seeking justice for slain daughter

 

Human rights groups are pressuring the government to drop a case against a Kachin activist who they say has been on trial for 18 months for allegedly making “false charges” against the military following the death of his daughter.

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Activists seek clarity on exile return offer

Political activists who have returned to Myanmar to take part in the transition to democracy have denounced the government’s recently announced permanent residency policy, and called for a new scheme specifically for exiled politicians.

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Peace talks to resume amid fighting, tension

Peace talks between the government and ethnic leaders will resume this week despite escalating clashes in southern Shan State, sources in a peace facilitation group say. 

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Three-year plan unveiled to win back trust in judiciary

Myanmar's Supreme Court has released a three-year strategic plan aimed at improving the judiciary, including targets for user satisfaction and speeding up the hearing of cases.

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Irrawaddy ignores govt ordered namechange

Despite official disapproval, The Irrawaddy will continue to publish under its existing name, its editor confirmed.

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President to get press pool

Welcome to the West Wing – Nay Pyi Taw-style. After consultation with media groups, the President’s Office has announced that correspondents will be based in the official residence of the president, all the better to monitor events.  

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Election commission releases draft observer code

Talks are continuing between civil society groups and the Union Election Commission over a code of conduct and accreditation process for election observers, after the commission put forward draft regulations at a recent meeting. 

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