The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Court fines journalists for defamation

Newspaper editors from the Myanmar Thandawsint were found guilty of defamation and slammed with heavy fines yesterday, amid concerns over the government’s use of the recently enacted News Media Law to muzzle dissent.

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Rain stops but tens of thousands homeless

Tens of thousands of Sagaing Region residents remain displaced as a result of recent flooding, which has still not subsided despite a halt to the rain.

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Ceasefire talks resume as clock ticks down

Ethnic leaders and government delegates will launch today what could be a last-ditch attempt to reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement before the November elections.

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Commission suggests postponing referendum

Parliamentarians will today discuss a proposal from the Union Election Commission to suspend a referendum on constitutional change until after this year.

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After ‘saving’ Shwedagon, monk turns sights on Twante pagoda

Villagers accuse resident monks of breaching the law by living in the pagoda compound for an extended period.

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Senior monk plans to preach to inmates of Insein Prison

Yangon’s Insein Prison will open its doors this week to a leading monk, who will donate food and preach to inmates and staff under social reforms initiated by the government.

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Democratic transition to take years, general says

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw, has told the BBC in an interview in Nay Pyi Taw that the military has little intention of loosening its grip on political life in the near future as the country negotiates its way along the path of “disciplined democracy”.

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Renewed fighting in Kachin State as peace talks to resume

Details are emerging of continuing clashes in northern Kachin State, where government air strikes have reportedly driven more than 1000 villagers from their homes.

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Train passengers marooned by flooding

Torrential rain has wreaked havoc in upper Myanmar, with at least 1000 passengers stranded aboard stalled trains and merchandise bogged down, say railway officials and traders.

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Muslim activists arrested in Mandalay

Two Muslim interfaith activists have been arrested in Mandalay under what their colleagues fear are politically motivated charges.

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