Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar Times’

Ye Htut and Burmese leading media failed to address the offense of angry mobs during Quintana’s visit to Meikhtila

August 23, 2013

Ye Htut and Burmese leading media failed to address the offense of angry mobs during Quintana’s visit to Meikhtila

M-Media 22nd August 2013 Photo: VOA Burmese

People protest U.N. human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana in Mektila, Burma, August 19, 2013. (VOA Burmese Service)

People protest U.N. human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana in Mektila, Burma, August 19, 2013. (VOA Burmese Service)

Burma President Thein Sein’s spokesman, Ye Htut did not address the angry mobs who actually broke curfew in Meikhtila during UN human rights envoy Tomas Quintana’s visit while he strongly denied Quintana’s statement which describes that the government failed to protect UN’s envoy.

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Curfew fails to curb attacks in Thandwe

July 3, 2013

Curfew fails to curb attacks in Thandwe By Manny Maung  , 03 July 2013

A heightened security presence and a state-imposed Section 144 curfew has failed to prevent more arson attacks in the town of Thandwe in Rakhine state.

A major bus station in Ann Daw Ward is the latest target by arsonists after a spate of attacks in the area since June 30, following the alleged rape of a young Buddhist woman.

Residents near the bus station alerted police that they could see flames about 9.30pm on July 2.

U Nyi Nyi She, a worker at the bus station and also a resident of Ann Daw Ward, told the Myanmar Times by telephone that he had seen at least two buses and the main building had been torched, but the fires didn’t spread further as security arrived in time to extinguish the flames.

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