Mandalay – Activist Thein Aung Myint, who was sentenced to six months with labour, for publicly criticising the government’s lack of ability to deal with farmers’ land-grabbing cases, was sentenced to another six months in prison by the Aungmyaytharzan Township court on April 23 for violation of Section 18 when he demanded justice for in the murder cases of freelance journalist Par Gyi.

Gusty wind and hailstones hit Tamu, a town in Myanmar-India border, Sagaing Region, killing many and leaving a trail of destruction.

The Thayawady District Court has accepted a change of court for 70 detained students and supporters from Letpadan Township Court to Thayawady court for the sixth court hearing on April 30, said the lawyers of the detained students.

The Kyimyindine Township Court in Yangon yesterday sentenced a man to one month in prison for leading a group of students who walked through six townships in commemoration of the 100th birthday anniversary of Myanmar’s independence hero General Aung San.

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds battered Yangon and other parts of the country yesterday evening, driving down daytime scorching temperatures.