Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Actor serving life in prison for murder given reduced sentence

Min Oke Soe, an actor sentenced to life imprisonment for killing an employee of a magazine he owned, saw his prison term reduced to 10 years in a ruling last week by the Supreme Court.

Continue reading »

Nationalist protest gets heated as locals push back

Tired of an outpouring of nationalist sentiment in their backyard, Bahan township residents shot back at protesters demonstrating against the Rakhine State Advisory Commission yesterday.

Continue reading »

Women’s groups demand justice in 2015 abduction

Women's rights groups are demanding action in a year-old case involving the abduction and torture of a teenager from North Okkalapa township.

Continue reading »

Nationalists commemorate U Ottama

Rakhine nationalists in Yangon and Sittwe last week commemorated the 77th anniversary since the death of U Ottama, a former monk repeatedly jailed under British colonial rule.

Continue reading »

Health officials: Zika plan to focus on public awareness

The Ministry of Health and Sports and the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch a Zika virus awareness program in the coming weeks, said WHO Myanmar adviser U Myo Lwin.

Continue reading »

Commission chair seeks to allay Rakhine bias concerns

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has sought to assuage concerns over the potential partiality of the Rakhine State Advisory Commission, saying its mandate is to take on board concerns of both the state’s Buddhist and Muslim communities, and not to police human rights.

Continue reading »

Rakhine advisory commission gets to work with IDP camp visits

Torrential rain did not deter a crowd of well over 100 people turning out to witness Kofi Annan’s arrival in the Muslim ghetto of Aung Mingalar yesterday.

Continue reading »

Japan offers US$1.3 billion to Myanmar at ASEAN summits

Japan has pledged 135 billion yen (US$1.33 billion) to Myanmar as its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held bilateral talks yesterday on the sidelines of the ASEAN summits and related meetings in Vientiane, Laos.

Continue reading »

Trio convicted for sword attack on Thaketa NLD candidate

The sword-wielding assailant and two accomplices involved in an attack on a National League for Democracy candidate during campaigning for last year’s election were sentenced to prison terms on multiple counts this week.

Continue reading »

YCDC to transfer technical college to education ministry

The planned transfer of a landmark Yangon institute to the Education Ministry could be held up by negotiations with private companies that have been given leases to occupy parts of it, city authorities say.

Continue reading »