The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Bi Mon Te Nay’ staff to appeal

Five staff members from the defunct Bi Mon Te Nay journal plan to appear two-year jail terms handed down in Pabedan Township Court today, their lawyer says.

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Military appoints media spokesmen

In a ground-breaking first meeting, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has met with seven members of the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) to discuss army-media relations, announcing the appointment of three spokespersons for the Tatmadaw.

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Labour leaders seek jail for bosses who defy arbitration

Labour activists are campaigning for further amendments to a labour law that they say fails to protect workers.

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KNU to meet amid split fears

Beleaguered by internal tensions, the Karen National Union has call an urgent meeting of its central committee this week to thrash out basic policies and head off a potential split among the group’s leaders.

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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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