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After a report suggested a lawsuit against a local news outlet has been retracted, Yangon police told The Myanmar Times that the case would have to proceed to court as a matter of procedure.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.
A press conference on alleged human rights abuses by the Myanmar army in Shan State was cancelled yesterday, with the organisers blaming the regional government for forcing the hotel where the event had been booked to withdraw permission to hold it.
Community groups recognised International Day in Support of Victims of Torture yesterday by demanding new support programs for former political prisoners and more aggressive investigations of alleged human rights violations.