Friday, February 12, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Student convicted in graffiti protest case

A student convicted of illegal protests and spray-painting graffiti on university property has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in Mandalay. Amarapura Township Court handed down the sentence on January 29, imposed for a protest by defendant Ko Ye Yint Paing Hmu and five others in front of Yadanarpon University in June last year.

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Evicted villagers fear for their safety

Resident from Nyaung Ni village tract, who were forcefully evicted from purported military-owned land, are concerned for their safety as they have been warned not to leave the village, or they will face arrest starting yesterday.

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Village administrator accused of keeping grip on land

Though the land they claim has now been disgorged by the military that seized it, Sagaing Region residents say they are still trying to recover their fields from the local village administrator who is holding on to them.

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Police add belated charges against student protesters

Yangon and Mandalay police are ramping up charges against student protesters, issuing summonses for demonstrations staged up to two years ago.

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Students released for time served

Five of the six students jailed last March in Myingyan, Mandalay Region, have been released after completing their sentences, said local activist U Soe Naing yesterday.

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Weather radar to be installed for Mandalay airport

Work is under way to install the second of three weather radar stations to predict storms and help prepare defences. The station will be located near Mandalay International Airport, said U Kyaw Lwin Oo, director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (upper Myanmar branch).

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Missing monk was ‘resting’

A prominent monk deemed missing by his followers since January 24 contacted them yesterday to say he was simply resting and did not want to be disturbed.

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Mandalay crackdown on illegal sidewalk eateries

If you want a job done properly …Mandalay City Development Committee has threatened to carry out street-by-street sweeps to catch businesses illegally spilling out onto the pavement, the gutter, and even into the roads.

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Conf : Religious leaders needed in peace process

President U Thein Sein attended this weekend’s World Peace Buddhist Conference, organised by the deputy chair of the nationalist hardline group Ma Ba Tha.

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Police aim to quiet frenzy over kidnapping fears

Mandalay police are trying to quell child-snatching rumours that have sparked hysterical mobs, including an incident that resulted in a man being beaten to death last week.

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