Thursday, February 11th, 2016


U Gambira, the former monk who was at the forefront of the “Saffron Revolution” in 2007, was denied bail today in the first hearing of his trial at Mahar Aung Mya Township Court in Mandalay. U Gambira had been arrested at his hotel room in Mandalay on 19 January and accused of entering Burma illegally from Thailand.
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Detained critics of Burma’s controversial National Education Law are facing mounting legal pressure for their campaign against the legislation last year, with one student leader saying she was slapped with additional “illegal assembly” charges by at least five Rangoon courts.
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The Rakhine State government has started building new homes in six villages in Kyauktaw and Mrauk-U townships for civilians who fled fighting between the Arakan Army (AA) and the military last month.
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A Bus Rapid Transit system, designed to relieve traffic congestion in Yangon and increase the safety of commuters, is aiming to launch the second week of February.
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According to chief instructor Karin Deckenbach, the reform programme to improve the human rights performance of the Myanmar Police Force is underway.
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The media was forbidden from covering any parliamentary sessions of the first Karen State Hluttaw (parliament) during its five-year term from 2010 to 2015 local reporters told KIC on 29 January.
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