The court yesterday rejected a request to release an activist on freedom of expression grounds, but did not eclipse the possibility of medical bail.
Rather than retributive justice, a desire to get their unpaid dues drove 13 Myanmar fishermen back to the site of the crime to provide testimony against captors who had for years enslaved them, they said.
With the help of the Tatmadaw, police are to be armed to help them fight increasingly violent crime, parliament heard yesterday. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brigadier General Kyaw Kyaw Tun told the Pyithu Hluttaw the 38-calibre pistols issued to police were being replaced with more modern military-style weapons.
Police said yesterday that they had arrested a student activist accused of stirring unrest at a June protest calling for an end to military MPs holding one-quarter of parliament’s seats.
The top-up tax is coming back, MPs heard yesterday. Hoping to raise K80 billion (US$61.67 million) in revenue, finance minister U Win Shein told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw that the unpopular tax, suspended days before its planned introduction last June because of public outrage, would be applied from the beginning of the next financial year.
After much wrangling, the representatives to participate in the ceasefire’s peace dialogue have been chosen, and just in time to meet yesterday’s deadline.