Police in northern Shan State’s Muse township yesterday released an American and an Austrian from custody, a day after they were detained with a Palaung man who has been charged with drug and weapons offences.
His death made headlines across the world, but a court hearing into how journalist Ko Par Gyi died while in military custody in October 2014 has gone virtually unnoticed. The first hearing in the case took place in Kyaikmayaw Township Court on April 23, with the second scheduled for today, according to police in Mon State.
On October 23, 2014, Ma Thandar returned to her room in a Bangkok hotel. It had been a long day of meetings ahead of an award ceremony the next day, at which she was to be recognised for her activism. Having been offline all day, she opened her Facebook account and went through her messages.
A sand carrier broke in two and sank beneath the Yangon River after colliding with a container vessel waiting to enter port. The accident occurred in driving rain on the evening of April 26, the authorities said yesterday.
The Ministry of Health coordinated with the Ministry of Home Affairs on a campaign in the lead-up to Thingyan that resulted in contraception being pulled from pharmacy shelves, The Myanmar Times has learned, despite having signed a commitment with the United Nations to expand contraception use.
Stung by scornful comments about its decision to hire American lobbyists to promote its image, the government yesterday said it needed the firm’s help to cut through the maze of sanctions that had grown up in Washington over decades.
A bus company that launched a K1 billion claim for damages against four TV stations is now facing legal action itself, after one of the stations said the false accusations against it had driven away advertisers.