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Lawsuits against free expression reach 54% after telecom law amendment

Following the amendment to the controversial Telecommunications Law, filing a lawsuit against writings over free expression has increased to 54 percent, according to a report published by Athan, a group of activists

Myanmar Journalists Association to stand as independent organisation

Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) issued a statement on September 10 announcing that it would stand as an independent organisation by distancing itself from the state’s Myanmar Press Council (MPC).

MWVA stages silent protest to support Tatmadaw

Myanmar War Veteran Organization staged a silent protest in support of Tatmadaw (Defence Services) and against external interfering acts near Maha Bandoola in front of Yangon City Hall at 12 noon on September 11. 
 
The silent protest was organized by Myanmar War Veteran Organisation and it was also held in Kyauktada, Pabetan, Latha, Lamadaw and Seikkan Townships. 
 

Students stage protest against restrictions on further studies in Education University and Teacher Training College

The students staged a protest against restrictions on further studies in Education College and Teacher Training College in the campus of Monywa Education College on September 11.
 

One and half year imprisonment goes to San San Oo and Naung Naung

Dagon Seikkan Township Court sentenced San San Oo (a) Lay Lay and Naung Naung who were sued under Section 505 (b) of Penal Code (conducting public mischief) and under Section 153 of promoting enmity between classes to one and half year imprisonment and hard labour in Yangon on September 11.
 

2,670 people get dengue fever in Ayeyawady Region this year

The number of people who are suffering dengue fever reached 2,670 in Ayeyawady Region this year and nine were dead.
Dengue fever broke out in all 26 townships in Ayeyawady Region with the most in Hinthada, Pathein ad Pyarpon.
 

Four traffic accidents on Myawady-Kawkareik road kill three and injure eight

A total of four traffic accidents occurred on Myawady-Kawkareik road from September 5 to 10, killing three people and injuring eight, sources said.

A 12-wheeled truck carrying a backhoe on Myawady-Kawkareik road skidded out of control and turned over on September 10. The truck driver was killed on the spot.

The police lodged a complaint against the driver under Section 304 (a) of the Penal Code at Kawkareik Township police station.

Migrant workers submit their complaints to MWRN

 

SSPP denies the rumours of its 19 members killed by their own comrades

Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) said the rumours of its 19 members killed by their comrades for disobedience are wrong.

Chinese tourists arrivals to Mandalay top this year

Mandalay, the last royal city of Myanmar, attracts many local and foreign visitors. Tourists arrivals this year have increased by 30 percent compared with last year data. Among the foreign visitors, Chinese visitors rank highest over others this year according to upper Myanmar Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.