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The Myanmar Times founders caught in a drugs stunt
Ross Dunkley, founding editor-in-chief of the Myanmar Times, was apprehended early last night by the Myanmar Times in the Bahan Township Home, where he was accused of three Myanmar anti-drug-laws. Corresponding to Major Thein Win PD, Dunkley was found in possession of 797 yoaba tablets and 303 grams of crystalline metamphetamine.
Paragraph 20(a) even contains the option of the death penalty, although Myanmar has not executed for many years. Seven Myanmar woman and another alien man who has been ID'd as John McKenzie, an IFC/World Bank vet who is allegedly Dunkley's associate in Beyond the Box Communications, previously described by Dunkley as a 24-hour Myanmar speaking live video broadcasting facility, a print shop, an event management firm and an e-commerce site, have also been reported.
It is said that Beyond the Box Communications has recently courted foreigners. From 2000 to 2005, Dunkley co-owned the Myanmar Times with Sonny Swe, who founded Frontier Myanmar years later. In 2005, when Sonny Swe was convicted to more than a ten-year jail sentence for violation of Myanmar's law on the use of the law of censure, Dunkley had to agree to a number of government-selected co-owners before he sold his share to banker Pepsi Thein Tun in 2014, whereupon he took a multi-year pause from publication in Myanmar.
He was also co-owner of the Phnom Penh Post between 2007 and 2013. Dunkley was apprehended in 2011 before being detained on Thursday for supposedly anaesthetising and attacking a lady who was said to have worked in a Yangon night club. He stayed 47-day in prison and ended his one-month prison term with a prison term.
The best time of year to come to Yangon (Rangoon), Burma/Myanmar
Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon was Burma's capitol until 2006. It is a place where the faded splendour of UK folk culture lies next to shimmering holy shrines; where you can see local people munching walnuts and walking barefooted; and where you paint their faces with purple-clad friars in your quest for Yangon's many treasures of culture.
Get the most out of your stay by travelling at the right time of the year so you can comfortably experience everything this amazing town has to boast to show. The Yangon has a monsoon tropic atmosphere, which means it is warm and moist all year round. It has a wet and arid time like other South East Asiatic lands, but the arid time is divided into a colder and a longer one.
Shwedagon Festival takes place every year in February or March in this gleaming pagean. Yangon's'winter' is not a winters as anyone in the north of the North of the world would know it; the temperatures are still beautifully hot 19 to 33°C (66 to 91°F), with December and January average 25°C (77°F) during the days.
However, this is colder than the remainder of the year in warm and moist Yangon, and it is also much dryer, and therefore this is the liveliest time to do so. The Shwedagon Festival in February or March (the timings are full moon based) is another thing to note at this time.
An uproar of dance, play and delicious dinner, she is celebrating the gleaming golden Shwedagon Pagoda, the emblem of Yangon. A tour through Yangon's fine old buildings is best done in the early mornings or in the afternoons during the heats. Yangon's drying period lasts from March to May and is distressingly warm and moist. When you visit this year the Thingyan Water Festival provides a welcome break from the heats.
Yangon's southern shore position means that it is raining a great deal, and the wet season is not the best time to explore its outdoors. However, the rain fall usually occurs in brief downpours, so it is quite simple to temporarily take cover when it is raining when you are out and about.
Wetest month is July and August, with August having an annual precipitation of 24 inch (602 mm) versus only 2 mm in February. Do you plan a journey to Yangon?