Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police release CCTV after robbery

Police have published CCTV pictures of two suspects and made a public appeal for information in the wake of a daylight armed robbery at a money changer in Yangon’s Sanchaung township.

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Tea touted as solution to budgetary woes

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.

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Bail denied for Eleven Media defendants

The Tarmwe Township Court has rejected a bail application from the CEO and editor-in-chief of Eleven Media Group, who are facing defamation charges brought by the Yangon Region government.

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MP calls for sex ed to start in primary school

In a demand likely to cause controversy in more traditional quarters, a ruling-party MP is lobbying for sex education to be taught in schools as early as the primary grades.

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Law experts criticise lack of reforms

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?”

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Airport bomb scare proves false alarm

Police yesterday announced that four bottles of liquid found at Yangon International Airport did not contain explosive material, after the discovery triggered the city’s latest security scare.

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Street vendors angered by new night market arrangements

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.

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Police mum on details of suspects connected to Yangon blasts

Police have reportedly arrested suspects linked to a series of explosions in Yangon this month, but law enforcement officials remain tight-lipped about the number of detainees and their profiles.

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NLD researcher’s defamation case not coming from military higher-ups: complainant

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.

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Bail decision for Eleven defamation defendants postponed

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.

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