Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Military leader to be interviewed over Kachin teachers’ deaths

The head of a Tatmadaw column which was widely believed by locals to be responsible for the 2015 rape and murder of two Kachin teachers will be interviewed by Lashio police today.

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Rain forecast as Myanmar on ‘yellow alert’

The heat looks set to break and Myanmar is about to get doused, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

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Alpine factory sued for public holiday shifts

The government is suing the Alpine drinking water factory for forcing its staff to work over a holiday without offering them additional compensation, according to the Ministry of Labour.

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Defence to file Koh Tao murder trial appeal

Defence lawyers for two Myanmar men sentenced to death for the murder of two British tourists in Thailand have finished their appeal, and will file it by the May 23 deadline.

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President’s Office orders return of farmers’ land

The President’s Office has agreed to return to farmers land that had been confiscated to build Yadanarpon Bridge.

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Magwe farmers take old complaint to new govt

Farmers in Magwe Region have called on the new Union and regional governments to help recover land they say was taken from them by the military in 1998. U Paw Oo, chair of the farmers’ network in Sinbaungwe township, says more than 12,000 acres of prime paddy-growing land was confiscated and the farmers who had lived on it displaced.

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City Hall in uproar over YCDC changes

Yangon City Development Committee was thrown into chaos yesterday after the newly appointed mayor announced plans to reorganise the local administration’s hierarchy and curb the term of four serving members.

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Sagaing protesters reach Nay Pyi Taw outskirts

A protest column that has marched from Sagaing to Nay Pyi Taw in 40 degree Celsius heat has reached within 5 miles (8 kilometres) of the destination, but has been forbidden from entering the capital.

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US extends sanctions, further targets Asia World

The United States last night announced it had extended sanctions against companies and individuals in Myanmar, adopting new measures targeted against Steven Law’s Asia World while removing some state-owned entities from its list.

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Panama Papers list Myanmar names

The world’s largest data leak – the Panama Papers – has revealed a secretive network of offshore jurisdictions used by some of the most wealthy to stash assets, subvert sanctions, launder money and evade taxes. An extensive database detailing companies and businesspeople involved in the leak holds 16 names from Myanmar, including CB Bank chair U Khin Maung Aye and former dictator U Ne Win’s son-in-law U Aye Zaw Win.

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