Yangon's regional government must form an independent commission to investigate the renting-out of prime parkland to big companies, an opposition MP told a special session of parliament yesterday following the release of a report by the auditor-general alleging huge losses of public funds.
Talks are being arranged between the government and the Shan State Progress Party amid uncertainty over whether the armed ethnic group has accepted the outlined terms of a peace deal to end fighting across central Shan State.
Training in the relationship between religion and the rule of law is being provided to 30 students examining the links between ethical conduct and the stability of the state.
The lame ducks are not going quietly into the night. Less than a month after virtually all members of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw lost their seats in parliament at a general election, they have shown they still mean business by coming out swinging against the government’s US$1.892 billion supplementary budget request.
Representives of the National League for Democracy have filed election complaints against a Mandalay Region minister and a former Tatma-daw officer whom they accuse of using religion during their campaign activities in Yamethin township for the Union Solidarity and Development Party.
Campaigners in Magwe Region are fighting back against junk food and dangerous additives to get children interested in traditional Myanmar snacks.