The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ma Ba Tha monks, laymen fight outside North Dagon court

A senior  monk from the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion – better known as Ma Ba Tha – could face criminal charges after he tried to snatch a camera from the hand of the relative of a defendant in a court case, prompting a scuffle between monks and supporters of the defendant.

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Over K1 billion paid out to Bago farmers

Farmers whose crops were damaged due to flooding in August are receiving compensation, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw has confirmed.

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Former MI general among 3000+ prisoners released

President U Thein Sein has freed more than 3000 prisoners, including at least one former senior member of Military Intelligence who was imprisoned following a purge nearly a decade ago.

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Minister signals shake up to loss making state enterprises

The government will continue to assess the future of loss-making state enterprises, two ministers said last week, after revealing that almost half are losing money.

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Migrant activists send team to assist the accused in Koh Tao

A group of migrant rights advocates based in Myanmar has sent a team of legal advisers to assist two Myanmar men who allegedly confessed to murdering two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand.

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Snow hampered search for missing climbers, says Italian pilot

Bad weather and difficult terrain around Hkakobo Razi has severely hampered the search for the two climbers and three people on board a missing Thai search helicopter.

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Monsoon makes its exit for another year

It’s over for another year. The 2014 rainy season is pulling out of town, an official from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology confirmed on October 2.

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Charges are an ‘attack on students’ rights’, says activist

Angry students are threatening action in support of a young woman who faces a potential life sentence for allegedly abducting two Chinese surveyors working for the Letpadaung copper mine project.

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‘Unity’ sentences reduced, lawyer plans further appeal

Magwe Region Court on October 2 reduced the sentences of the chief executive officer and four reporters of Unity journal from 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labour to seven years.

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Government plans resettlement from Jan ’15

The government will solicit help from the United Nations from January 2015 to resettle individuals from Rakhine State who do not qualify for citizenship under its controversial verification plan, according to a draft Rakhine State Action Plan.

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