A police officer who arrested U Gambira on suspicion of immigration offences told court yesterday that he detained the leader of the 2007 uprising following a verbal request from the immigration department, but was not shown any evidence to support allegations of illegal entry from Thailand.
Five National League for Democracy members accused of behaving unlawfully during the November 8 election appeared in a Mandalay court for a seventh time yesterday.
Protesting his innocence, a former leader of the Saffron Revolution was denied bail at a hearing at Maha Aung Myay Township Court, Mandalay Region, yesterday. U Nyi Nyi Lwin, who was known during his time as a monk as U Gambira, faces three years in prison for immigration-related offences.
Welcome home, Bogyoke. The 10-foot-tall bronze statue of General Aung San has now reached its destination. On February 8, heralded by more than 10,000 residents, the image arrived on schedule in Taung-dwingyi, Magwe Region, where it is to be installed in Martyrs’ Square.
Farmers who lost their land when the Yadanarpon Bridge was built across the Ayeyarwady River to link Sagaing and Mandalay regions are holding out for the restitution of their farms. They have turned down an offer of K8m an acre.