Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

U Gambira released, cleared of charges

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.

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Garment factory with runaway owner auctioned at K56 million

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.

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Union government takes control of Shwedagon Pagoda board of trustees

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.

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U Gambira hit with extra charges over 2012 incident

Ahead of his slated July 1 release date, former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira will face criminal hearings in two Yangon townships.

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Lawsuit against local media outlet continues, despite report

After a report suggested a lawsuit against a local news outlet has been retracted, Yangon police told The Myanmar Times that the case would have to proceed to court as a matter of procedure.

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London Sayadaw’s case under review

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.

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Garment factory burns in after-hours fire

A garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone caught fire and lost most of its merchandise yesterday morning, according to the fire brigade.

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Military files lawsuit against local paper

The Tatmadaw is suing local newspaper 7Days, accusing the media outlet of trying to destroy the military with a story that quoted former Speaker and retired general Thura U Shwe Mann.

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U Gambira brought to Insein, could see additional charges

U Gambira a former monk and leader during the Saffron Revolution, has been transferred to Yangon’s Insein Prison where his family and lawyer fear he will face additional charges.

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Thief swallows nabbed cash

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. 

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