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88-year-old woman released from prison

An 88-year-old woman was released from prison on Thursday afternoon after serving a month for squatting.

Mi Mi Than, a judge from Nay Pyi Taw City Development Court, sentenced Tin Hlaing from Lewe Township to a month in Yamethin prison under Section 26 of the City Development Committee Law on February 27.

Eleven student protesters granted bail, others remanded

More than two weeks after a police crackdown on students and their supporters protesting the National Education Law, 11 of those arrested were released Thursday by Letpadan Township Court on Ks 1 million bail.

Two unidentified individuals acted as surety for the six males and five females granted bail. Others arrested during the police crackdown in Letpadan on March 10 made their second court appearance on Wednesday and were ordered to return to court April 7. They were then returned to Thayawaddy jail.

Navy ship to bring workers home from Malaysia

A ship belonging to the Myanmar Navy is bringing more than a hundred undocumented Myanmar migrant workers back home from Malaysia, announced state-run TV recently.

102 workers who were detained in Malaysia for working illegally will arrive in Myanmar on March 29 aboard the Mahar Thihathura.

The ship will take the workers home after participating in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 from March 17 to 21 in Malaysia.

Public movement against Letpadan crackdown runs in Sagaing

Shwebo – A public campaign in which participants wore white armbands kicked off in Sagaing Region on March 25 to denounce the violent police crackdown on students who protested against the National Education Law in Letpadan earlier this month.

Crowds gathered throughout the week to join the campaign in downtown Shwebo. 

A man for his country, a media for a nation

“I have my own set of principles on how to do business, and how to  operate in the media, and I’ve never altered these. Even with all the  harassment from the regime,  I always resisted and defended my journalism, my ethics and standards.”

Dr. Than Htut Aung Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group and 2013 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom laureate

Dr. Than Htut Aung‘s Golden Pen of Freedom 2013 Acceptance Speech

"This Golden Pen of Freedom Award means to me that I am not walking alone. We, the people of Myanmar, are not walking alone. This Award means you are with us."

Excellencies, Editors, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thank you everybody for giving me the opportunity to be here. It’s an honor.

When I was informed about this award, I was really surprised. I never expected to be recognized for my profession and my work.

Hlaing River bridge to be constructed, says construction ministry

Soe Tint, Myanmar's Deputy Minister of Construction, said a 2,657 metre long bridge will be built across the Hlaing River and will connect Kyimyintaing to Ayeywa.  

11 pro-student supporters released on bail

Eleven pro-student civilians (six males and five females) detained in Thayawaddy jail today were released by Letpadan Township court on bail.

Bail is set at Ks 1 million and two persons act as surety for each.

Universities to be autonomous next year

Universities in Myanmar will be granted autonomy next year. Universities will be required to draft and submit terms and conditions to the government by September 2015.

20 prisoners released from Tharyawaddy

Twenty student activists and others who were arrested during the crackdown on the protest in Letpadan earlier this month were released on bail from Tharyarwaddy Prison on March 24.

Most are residents of Letpadan. Before they were released, they were taken to the office of the Tharyarwaddy Police Force in handcuffs. Later, they were briefed by officials from Bago Region and Tharyarwaddy District and informed that there was insufficient evidence to charge them.