Myanmar Yangon Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Police investigate, dismiss social media rumours
Yangon police have dismissed accounts widely spread on social media that a city mosque was acting as a hub for an illegal human trafficking network.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Trash dumping threatens Yangon waterways
As the National League for Democracy embarks on a volunteer program to keep the country’s streets clean, experts said that Yangon’s water quality is at risk because people keep throwing garbage into rivers, creeks and ditches.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630NLD chief leads the way on trash clean-up
They're not yet in office, but the National League for Democracy clean-up campaign has already begun. Party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led the way yesterday, picking up garbage in her Kawhmu, Yangon Region, constituency.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Bulgarian charged over ATM withdrawals
A major police investigation involving checks at airports, hotels, motels and inns has resulted in the arrest of a Bulgarian national charged with fraudulently withdrawing millions of kyat from ATM machines.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Doctor to testify as Kachin activist presses for bail
Hopes are rising that Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, the Kachin humanitarian worker now in Insein Prison for alleged violation of the Telecommunications Law, could be freed on bail, or even have the case against him dismissed.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630London Sayadaw case dismissed
It's over. One of Yangon’s most tangled and long-running criminal cases collapsed yesterday as a township judge dismissed charges against U Ottara, known as London Sayadaw, as well as the four monks charged alongside him.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630NLD yet to engage with ethnic parties
Ethnic parties whose winning candidates will be sworn in as MPs next month are eager to discuss a wide range of matters with the majority National League for Democracy – but no timetable or plan exists for such a meeting.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Minister for Facebook gets ready to sign off
U Ye Htut, the most visible face of President U Thein Sein’s administration, says he is not looking for a job in the next government.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Activist groups look to next government to solve human rights abuses
Activists marked International Human Rights Day yesterday by setting an agenda for the next government.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:00:00 +0630Monogamy Law takes aim at new target
Her husband ended their relationship with a simple text message.