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The White House responds to former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder's comment on a CNN podcast that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden performed a 'public service' by initiating a debate about U.S. surveillance. "What Mr. Holder is articulating there is the view of the administration," Earnest said. Earnest also dismissed Snowden's supporters view that he is a whistleblower.

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers. Duterte won this month's elections by a landslide largely due to an explosive law-and-order platform in which he pledged to end crime within six months by killing tens of thousands of suspected criminals.

A total of 129 Myanmar fishermen returned home yesterday after serving prison terms in India for illegally entering the country’s territorial waters. The return of first batch of 249 Myanmar fishermen who were detained at Open Distress Camps of India comes after several rounds of negotiation with the Indian authorities. The fishermen were arrested by the Indian navy while floating in the territorials water of India due to a storm and engine failure. The first batch included 104 persons from Ayeyawady Region, 23 from Rakhine State and two from Yangon Region.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the needs on showcasing Myanma cultural heritages and historical objects with significant evidence and coordination with international organizations for development of museum during her tour to the National Museum (Nay Pyi Taw), Tuesday. The State Counsellor viewed around the displays of halls with displays of objects from prehistoric times and observed primate exhibits and fossils. Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and officials conducted her around the museum.

President U Htin Kyaw received Democracy Partnership Chairman of the United States’ House of Representatives (HoR) Peter Roskam and delegates at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday. At the call Mr. Peter Roskam said that he understood people had voted for the new government with high expectations and he expressed his belief that the new government had to take time to implement matters for the benefit of the people. He also exchanged views with the president regarding the interaction between the hluttaw and government and the role of CSOs.

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Updated on: 10:52AM, June 01 2016
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Wed, 2016-06-01 10:30