The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Supreme Court to consider ‘Unity’ case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal on behalf of the four jailed Unity Journal reporters who are serving seven-year sentences for breaching the 1923 State Secrets Act, alongside their CEO U Tint San.

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SSA-North rejects order to withdraw

An ethnic Shan armed group has rejected an army request to withdraw its troops from a strategic location in northern Shan State.

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Hearing begins for Koh Tao island accused

Pre-trial testimony began on October 14 in the case of two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a vacationing British couple in Koh Tao, as Thai police asked to extend their detention past an October 15 deadline.

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Ma Hta Tha hints at halt on taxi registration

Senior public transport officials have hinted at a possible cutback in the issuing of taxi registrations in an effort to curb congestion in Yangon.

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Ministry gets $11.5 million to fight TB

The Ministry of Health has received a US$11.5 million boost to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in 56 townships in Yangon and Mandalay, with the 3DMG Fund to support the treatment of more than 2000 patients in coming years.

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Yangon police approve 90pc of protests: official

Police in Yangon Region approved almost 90 percent of the more than 300 applications to protest submitted so far this year, officials say.

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CSOs meet to finalise election observer code of conduct

Civil society groups will meet today to discuss a planned code of conduct for election observers, representatives said.

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Australia-born Rohingya baby denied refugee status

A baby born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents is not entitled to refugee status, a judge ruled on October 15, in a case which advocates said will impact the fate of scores more children.

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UK raises concerns about Koh Tao murder probe

The British government has summoned Thailand's top diplomatic representative in London to lay out its "real concern" about the investigation into the murder of two British tourists on a holiday island, officials said.

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Hundreds infected in cholera outbreak

Health officials were insisting last week a cholera outbreak in Yangon’s South Okkalapa township was under control, after hundreds of patients presented at an emergency clinic and Thingangyun Sanpa Hospital for treatment.

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