The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

As international focus shifts, political prisoners fall by wayside

The government has shown little interest in following up cases of political prisoners since the end of 2013, particularly those it deems “too sensitive” writes Bill O'Toole.

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Monsoon ‘break’ on the way: DMH

While monsoon intensity is expected to be strong through to the end of August, it will likely be punctuated by a period of low rainfall that can run for up to two weeks says Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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New NLD youth committee to meet

The first meeting of the National League for Democracy’s new youth committee will take place this week, after the party held its first youth conference.

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Shock, anger as Magwe court hands down 10-year jail terms

Four journalists and the chief executive officer of weekly journal Unity plan to appeal against their 10-year sentences.

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After sentencing, international condemnation begins

The heavy sentences handed down to Unity journal CEO and four reporters has attracted a chorus of international condemnation, writes Tim McLaughlin.

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Constitution committee to consider NLD petition: MPs

Influential parliamentarians say a National League for Democracy petition is likely to be taken into account by MPs when they consider constitutional reform.

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Hundreds of farmers, soldiers face off in Kanbalu township

A prominent local monks has been forced to step in to resolve a potentially deadly stand-off between Tatmadaw soldiers and farmers in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu township, after the farmers attempted to plough fields confiscated by the military in the 1990s.

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Facebook vows to tackle hate speech

Officials from the social media giant Facebook have spoken to government officials to explain its stance against hate speech, as Nay Pyi Taw looks to curb inflammatory comments in the wake of recent violence in Mandalay.

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Muslims in Mandalay avoid mosques after violence, arrests

Many of Mandalay’s Muslims are staying away from mosques – and some have even fled the city – as fear grips their community that further sectarian violence could ignite at any time.

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Family, friends pay tribute to man killed while helping others

The Myanmar Times speaks with Ma Nwe Ni Hnin, widow of the Buddhist man killed during recent unrest in Mandalay.

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