The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Student unions demand release of jailed college mates

About 30 students in Yangon have demanded that authorities release four students jailed by the Chan Aye Tharzan township court for protesting against what they described as the Sagaing Education College’s oppressive rules.

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Two Myanmar nationals detained on suspicion of murder in Malaysia

Two Myanmar nationals have been detained in Malaysia on suspicion of murdering three Bangladeshi workers.

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Nationalists want law and order upheld

Sayadaw U Thu Seitta, secretary of the Patriotic Myanmar Monks Union (Yangon), has asked the Union and Regional government to ensure there is law and order when searching for Bengalis who have entered Mingalar Taung Nyunt township illegally.

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400 Myanmar migrants sacked without compensation

Over 400 sacked Myanmar migrants have filed a complaint at the Thai labour rights protection department for action to be taken against the Thai snack factory Taokaenoi from Ladlumkaew, Pathumthani township.

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Death toll 34 from lightning, thunderstorms

A total of 23 people from Kachin, Kayah and Rakhine states as well as the Magwe, Tanintharyi, Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, and Nay Pyi Taw, died as a result of being hit by lightning from April 1 to May 9.

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Sound evidence needed to prosecute U Wirathu: Director

Some 500 signatures have so far been collected asking the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na in Myanmar acronym) to decide on whether Buddhist nationalist monk U Wirathu is guilty of anything deemed “against Dhamma”, says U Tun Nyunt, director of the Department of Religion (Vinaya Disciplinary Affairs), Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

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Police fire warning shots to stop clashes

Yangon police fired two warning shots during clashes in the Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, Yangon Region, where a majority of the population is Muslim.

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Non-formal education program to expand its wings

The Non Formal Middle Education program (NFME) will be broken into two camps this May 11, an official from the Myanmar Literacy Resource Center (MLRC) told The Myanmar Times on May 9.

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Shwedagon pagoda to increase visitors fee

The entrance fees for the Shwedagon pagoda will be increased to K 10,000 from June 1.

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Rakhine Advisory Commission updating data before final report

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s advisory commission is in Rakhine State to check on updates after their interim report was prepared.

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