Former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira was released from Insein Prison in Yangon on July 1, after charges related to a 2012 trespassing incident were dropped, according to the Bahan Township Court.
A garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar, whose Taiwanese owner fled the country without paying his workers, was sold in auction for K56.7 million on June 29.
Religious Affairs Minister Thura U Aung Ko has already announced changes to the board of trustees at the famed Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda in Mon State and has now turned his attention to the most famous site of all: Shwedagon Pagoda.
After a report suggested a lawsuit against a local news outlet has been retracted, Yangon police told The Myanmar Times that the case would have to proceed to court as a matter of procedure.
In a legal move that could lead to the reopening of a tangled lawsuit involving a high-profile monk, Yangon Region Court is now reviewing the case against London Sayadaw. Trespassing charges against the monk, also known as U Ottara, were thrown out last December after the persistent failure of the plaintiff to appear in court.
It was a fair cop, at least according to the X-ray machine. A man, so far unnamed, is under arrest after snatching K95,000 ($US80) and a bag of medicine from Daw Than Than Htwe of Dedaye township, Ayeyarwady Region.