The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

KNU moves to delay Kawthoolei Armed Forces proposal

The proposed unification of Kayin ethnic armed groups into the Kawthoolei Armed Forces continues to stir controversy, as a one-day meeting convened to discuss it was extended to three days.

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DKBA rejects link to killed freelance journalist

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army has rejected Tatmadaw allegations that a freelance journalists killed in military custody was one of its members.

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Thai court dismisses charges against migrant activist Andy Hall

A Bangkok court dismissed defamation charges against migrant rights activist Andy Hall on October 29 on the ground that the police did not sufficiently involve the Thai Attorney General’s office or Mr Hall’s defense team during their investigation and interrogation of Mr Hall.

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Hanthawaddy contract awarded to Singapore-led consortium

A US$1.4-billion contract for an airport outside Yangon has been awarded to a Singapore-led consortium, the Department of Civil Aviation has announced, after talks with the original tender winner stalled earlier this year.

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Parents of Koh Tao accused allowed prison visit

The parents of two migrants accused of killing a British couple on the Thai island of Koh Tao have had the chance to visit the pair in detention.

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Activists charged after protesting killing of journalist

Mandalay activists face charges after holding a candlelight protest on October 27 to call for an investigation into the death of journalist Ko Par Gyi.

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Police accept complaint from wife of slain journalist

Police at Kyaikmayaw in Mon State have accepted a complaint from the wife of journalist Ko Par Gyi, who was shot and killed while in military custody earlier this month.

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Seafarer division struggles to act on sailor complaints

Complaints are adding up at The Department of Marine Administration’s Seafarer Division from sailors stranded in foreign countries after paying job agencies to place them on board a ship.

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‘Bi Mon Te Nay’ appeal rejected

An appeal from five staffers of defunct weekly journal Bi Mon Te Nay has been rejected by Yangon’s West District Court, their lawyer said last week.

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Rare red pandas captured on film in Kachin

New footage of rare and endangered red pandas in Kachin State has highlighted the threats to their existence such as hunting and the wildlife trade, as well as the devastating impact illegal logging and deforestation has had on their habitats.


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