The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 25 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

China confirms nationals detained in Myanmar

Authorities in Myanmar have detained 155 Chinese nationals for illegal logging, China's foreign ministry said on January 21, denying reports that its citizens had been trapped by an armed conflict there.

Continue reading »

JICA loan set to boost telecoms

Japan is to provide a US$90 million loan to upgrade Myanmar’s telecommunications systems, in a six-pronged plan aimed at improving mobile networks.

Continue reading »

KIA releases captive police officers

Armed rebels in Myanmar's war-torn Kachin state on have announced the release of three captive police officers abducted in a raid last week during fresh clashes with the tatmadaw.

Continue reading »

Students begin protest march from Mandalay

Dozens of Myanmar students began a protest march in Mandalay on January 20, vowing to intensify demonstrations against a new education bill they see as undemocratic after the government failed to meet their demands.

Continue reading »

U Wirathu defends 'whore' slur

Myanmar's most high profile radical nationalist monk has defended calling a UN rights envoy a "whore" over her objections to controversial draft bills seen as discriminatory to women and minorities.

Continue reading »

Myanmar citizen beheaded in Saudi

A Myanmar woman beheaded in a Saudi street this week for killing her husband's young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on YouTube last week.

Continue reading »

US rights rep cautions MPs over religion bills

Top United States human rights official Tom Malinowski has warned that the divisive use of religion in upcoming elections would be like “playing with fire”.

Continue reading »

Deputy rector snatches student flag during rally

Students in Mandalay have complained that Mandalay Technological University deputy rector U Tin Lin Maung seized their flag during a mini-demonstration last week.

Continue reading »

Rights commission urges charges against Sagaing police

Police bullets killed a local resident who died in a protest that turned violent last month, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has announced.

Continue reading »

Civil society submits suggestions on election observers

Civil society organisations have submitted proposed changes to a draft code of conduct and registration process for electoral observers to the Union Election Commission.

Continue reading »