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Other areas include: Kantanka Automobile garage, the University of Ghana, Legon, Agona Duakwa, Ada Bar Association, Kpando, Twifo Hemang in the Central Region, Tema Nestle office, Burma Camp and the Nsawam Medium Security prisons. The rest are ...
Their stories of the war in the hills live on with relatives in Taiwan and Myanmar. By ANN WANG | FRONTIER. Mr Chang Lao Wang was ... KMT troops responded by crossing into Myanmar in their thousands, occupying swathes of territory between Kengtung and ...
Cases of sexual violence, particularly rape, against girls have increased dramatically since 2013, said an ethnic Mon rights groups highlighting such cases in southeastern Burma. The human rights Foundation Monland (HURFOM) published a report on ...
A member of Ma Ba Tha -- a monk-led, ultra-nationalist group -- threatened to sue the band for insulting religion, a charge carrying penalties of up to two years in prison or a fine or both. Lead singer Kyaw Kyaw told Anadolu Agency on Friday that he ...
Several of Htoo's family members, including her husband and Michael Kyaw Htoo's father, attended the sentencing, where she was sentenced to 15 years in prison on one count of first-degree manslaughter. Htoo's husband had been away at work during the ...
The U.N.-backed human rights Council on Friday approved a resolution by consensus to "dispatch urgently" an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to probe alleged abuses by military and security forces, particularly against the minority ...
U Ko Ni had just stepped off a plane and was standing curbside at the airport in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. The tall, gray-haired lawyer cradled his 3-year-old grandson while passengers around him spoke on their phones or climbed into taxis.
In Burma, artist Htien Lin made works on prison uniforms donated to him by convicts on death row. Lin survived the depression of prison life by sketching drawings of utopic democracy through reinterpreting forms of traditional theatre called Anyeint.
Pssst. Huwag kayong lumpait diyan ha. Huwag kayong magpakita diyan sa selda na pagala. Palayo kayo. Doon kayo sa ibang preso. Ma-issue pa tayo niyan.
Dimapur, March 22 (EMN): The authority of Naga-Myanmar cease-fire office, Lahe town, NSCN/GPRN observed Republic Day prayer on March 21, according to a press release from the NSCN/GPRN on Wednesday.
Remember how excited we all were at the prospect of foreign mobile operators sticking it to a complacent Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, after all those years it fleeced the people of Myanmar through criminally overpriced SIM cards? But we ...
Several of Htoo's family members, including her husband and Michael Kyaw Htoo's father, attended the sentencing, where she was sentenced to 15 years in prison on one count of first-degree manslaughter. Htoo's husband had been away at work during the ...
Eusoof remembers: "After 1965 it became very scary, in the sense that you never knew what was going to happen next. Some of our relatives there were sent to prison and we didn't even know which prison they were taken into. No one dared open their mouth ...
Mother in Burma sues son for calling her a 'prostitute' ... Wana Oo was charged under the broadly worded Telecommunications Law, which forbids defaming people on any telecommunications network and can carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.
During the state banquet at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Monday, March 20, Duterte pointed out that in some aspects, the problems of Philippines and Burma - both developing countries - were similar. Thus ... "prisons are ...
religious authorities in Myanmar's Mandalay have warned the outspoken and controversial leader of an ultranationalist Buddhist movement to not give sermons under a one-year ban on making public speeches because of his repeated hate speech and anti ...
Before he turned 18, Austin Hyeon had been in five prisons in four different countries - not because he had committed a crime, but because of his identity and his country of origin: North Korea.
I am going to prison for the right thing. But don't blame me for all the deaths.) Duterte reiterated that the bloody anti-drug campaign would persist.
A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his ... Speaking to me from Myanmar (more about that later) Purvis recalls his early Havana years. "It felt like another era ...
A monthly report by the Assistant Association for political prisoners (AAPP) said that approximately 300 political prisoners were still detained in prison in February. According to the report, 92 political arrests were made in February of whom 90 were ...
For decades, foreigners were banned from the area due to an insurgency. Tourists are still few compared to an influx to other areas of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, that followed the end of military rule in 2011 and the electoral victory of pro ...
Kachin State residents are reportedly seizing land from protected forests and selling it to Chinese entrepreneurs who want to grow tissue-culture bananas.
Sittwe, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on ...
An Associated Press analysis of 10 years of refugee data suggests that their most common country of origin is not any of the six nations in the travel ban, but Myanmar, also known as Burma. Thousands, like Tin and her family, are Christians who were ...
children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest.
Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst. By martha mendoza and ... An Associated Press analysis of 10 years of refugee data suggests that their most common country of origin is not any of the six nations in the travel ban, but ...
An Associated Press analysis of 10 years of refugee data suggests that their most common country of origin is not any of the six nations in the travel ban, but Myanmar, also known as Burma. Thousands, like Tin and her family, are Christians who were ...
The burned-out mosques in Sittwe, the capital of the Rakhine State in western Burma, loom as silent reminders of an atrocity, hiding behind overgrown bushes and cement walls amid the daily port city bustle.
A total of 155 Chinese people and over 400 heavy vehicles were arrested in Kachin in January 2015 during the Thein Sein administration.
Kyaw Myo Shwe, a follower of Ma Ba Tha Buddhist nationalist movement vice chairman Wirathu, lodged the complaint against Swe Win, chief editor of Myanmar Now news agency, under Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, Radio free Asia reported, ...
An inspection tour of prisons in Yangon Region has found no evidence of human rights violations, the Myanmar National Human rights Commission (MNHRC) announced on its website last week.
The follower of a Buddhist nationalist movement in Myanmar said Thursday his family had pressured him to withdraw a defamation lawsuit against a prominent journalist who criticized the group's leader, but warned that his organization is pursuing ...
Kyaw Myo Shwe, a follower of Ma Ba Tha Buddhist nationalist movement vice chairman Wirathu, lodged the complaint against Swe Win, chief editor of Myanmar Now, under Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, according to Kyaw Thu, commander of ...
For decades, foreigners were banned from the area due to an insurgency. Tourists are still few compared to an influx to other areas of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, that followed the end of military rule in 2011 and the electoral victory of pro ...
Archival photos, vinyls, books and reprinted copies of U Win Tin's 2010 prison autobiography, "What is Human Hell" will be for sale and on view at the venue.
On a winter night on the China-Burma border, I sat cramped in a small house with two dozen people, members of five Kachin families who had recently been displaced by fighting in Mong Ko, also on the border in northern Shan State.
They promised to crush ethnic rebel armies proliferating in Myanmar's borderlands, and vowed to return Burma, as the country was once known, to its Burman, or Bamar, roots.
ZIN KYEIK LABOUR CAMP, Mon state - prisoners continue to conduct hard labour in shackles in a Mon State labour camp, Myanmar Now has found, despite calls for reforms by lawmakers and investigations into prison abuses by a UN rights envoy and the ...
Three police officials have been sent to prison for negligence of duty during the attacks against No 1 Border Guard police headquarters (Kyikanpyin) in Maungdaw Township and other border posts in the Arakan State.
RANGOON - Burma's police chief said that the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni was driven by a "personal grudge," and named one more person arrested on suspicion of being connected with the case at a press conference in Rangoon on Saturday.
His move appeared to inspire another yesterday as Myanmar Buddhist nationalists rallied outside the Thai embassy in Yangon.
Yangon: Myanmar's police court has sentenced three senior officers to prison for negligence after Rohingya insurgents overran three border posts in October, killing nine policemen, a government official said on Friday.
Ko Mya Aye in his home. Myo Satt / The Myanmar Times. Titled "Kwee Toe Yae Thingyan", this is the 50-year-old's first public foray into music.
But Myanmar's first elected government in a generation has failed to make good on its promise to strengthen protection for farmers, who make up around 70 percent of the population.
But, like Bangladesh and the Myanmar governments, ICRC does not use the word Rohingya to continue their humanitarian activities smoothly.
Myanmar seized a record amount of illegal timber this financial year as part of a government clampdown to protect the country's rapidly disappearing forests, a senior official said on Wednesday.
According to the Mandalay Regional police Force, robberies are continuing to occur at a high rate, despite sentencing robbers to long terms in prison. Even seven years in prison doesn't seem much deterrence for criminals in Mandalay as there were a ...
Eight inmates from Mandalay's Ohbo prison will sit for matriculation exams, the Prison Department said on February 18.
The revelation has apparently prompted warnings from Ma Ba Tha figurehead U Wirathu, after a post to his facebook account said that the move could spark a "rebellion" that would fill the country's prisons. The draft law is being finalised by the Union ...


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