Thursday, May 05, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Muslim activists’ hearing postponed

The next hearing for a case involving two Muslim members of an interfaith group has been postponed until February 26, according to an official of the Chan Aye Tharzan Township Court.

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Hospital targets factory workers

A renovated hospital that formerly treated tuberculosis patients reopened on February 16 as a general hospital for workers enrolled in a government social security program.

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Police testify over U Gambira’s arrest

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.

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Five NLD members accused of electoral fraud in court

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.

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Magwe locals mark Union Day

They left Magwe city early, when it was still cool. After walking all day and most of the next, the two arrived, on time, for a very special Union Day.

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Court rejects bail for Gambira

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.

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Media restrictions remain in place in Magwe

Journalists in Magwe blocked from parliament for the past five years have had their hopes of entering the chamber dashed.

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Bogyoke Aung San statue ends Magwe tour

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.

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Community tourism begins to pay in Magwe

The men left to find work. The women stayed to create jobs.

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Farmers reject cash for land lost to Mandalay bridge project

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.

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