As the government has found itself without enough cash to complete development projects scheduled in the current fiscal year, one cabinet member has aired an unusual proposal for financing the shortfall: tea money.
Respect for the rule of law continues to be undermined by the weakness of the judiciary, MPs and legal experts agreed during a November 27 conference. Organised by the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS), the event was centred around one discussion question: “Is the judiciary out of balance with the other two pillars of sovereignty?”
Street vendors yesterday vented their discontent over stall allotments at the new night market on Strand Road, with some not selected saying they’ve drawn a short straw.
One of the latest high-profile cases of alleged defamation under the Telecommunications Law continued last week with the complainant insisting he was not acting on instructions from above in a lawsuit pitting him against a researcher for the National League for Democracy.
Lawyers for Eleven Media Group CEO U Than Htut Aung and chief editor U Wai Phyo lobbied unsuccessfully last week for a swift decision on their bail petitions, with the judge unmoved by their appeals to speed the ruling along in light of one of the defendants’ ailing health.