Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

No evidence shown against U Gambira: lawyer

The prosecution yesterday offered no evidence to support the allegation that a prominent leader of the 2007 protests entered Myanmar illegally, his lawyer said after the hearing.

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Four teachers face charges after test leak

Four teachers have been arrested in Magwe Region for allegedly leaking exam papers on Facebook.

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Taungtha facing water crisis as wells dry up

The spectre of drought is already hanging over a Mandalay township, where villagers are being forced to pay K50,000 per load of water as their wells dry up.

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Fears mount for Inle Lake as Myanmar faces drought

Ominous signs of drought and excessive heat are already causing concern around Inle Lake. Reports of a powerful El Niño phenomenon bringing hot weather and low rainfall in its train are disturbing farmers, residents and businesses around the lake.

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Amyotha committee takes aim at resource extraction

With the country’s deadly jade industry increasingly under international scrutiny after hundreds of scavengers were buried in landslides, the Amyotha Hluttaw is taking the infamously unregulated extractive industries sector to task.

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Magwe villagers ready for Chin National Day

Chin National Day will be celebrated at Zin Pyoon village, Magwe Region, on February 20 – the fourth time the event will take place in Ngape township. More than 3000 ethnic Chin attended last year’s ceremony, according to the organising committee.

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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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