The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 05 May 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Muse police release two foreigners

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.

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Government investigating another China shell complaint

China has again accused Myanmar’s armed forces of allowing their fight with the Kokang armed rebel group to spill over into Chinese territory.

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Court begins hearing into death of journalist

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.

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Families join forces to seek justice

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.

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Investigation begins into river collision

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.

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Health ministry backed police’s pre-Thingyan drug campaign

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.

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Police shutter three massage parlours

A total of 23 people have been jailed after police raided illegal massage parlours in Sanchaung township, in response to a local media report.

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Govt defends hiring US lobbying firm

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.

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Defence seeks retest of evidence in Koh Tao case

DNA evidence allegedly linking two Myanmar migrants to the murder of British backpackers may be subject to re-examination, if defence lawyers get their way in court today.

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Threats of legal action thrown back at bus line

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.

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