The Myanmar Press Council (Interim) has expressed concern over the possible prosecution of journalists covering the conflict in Kokang under martial law restrictions imposed in the northern Shan State border area.
Riot police yesterday corralled dozens of student protesters calling for education reform after activists defied official orders to disband and the tense deadlock entered a third day.
Pledges of financial assistance by six Western governments and the European Union in the run-up to November’s general elections have left political parties confused over who will benefit and the legality of foreign aid.
A comprehensive social protections policy that spans the lifecycle from pregnant women to the elderly is set to kick off this year – if advocates can secure a budget for the plan.
A plan to issue licences to tour companies to organise overseas trips has been criticised for being too restrictive, with more than 100 registered agents complaining against the new rules.
Voters from the 10 least-populated townships in Yangon Region are being urged to check that their names are properly recorded when electoral rolls go on display at the end of March.
Young drug addicts have embarked on a rampage of burglary and bag-snatching, terrorising residents, villagers in Sagaing Region say. The crime spree is taking place in Tae Za Lauk village, Homalin township.