A coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State that was shut down two years ago due to residents’ complaints may be reopening, despite the opposition of the local community, villagers say. They are already accusing local officials of breaking their promises.
Two weeks after a series of deadly attacks on border guard posts in northern Rakhine State left the region reeling, authorities say the whereabouts of Muslim residents who fled following the assault remain unknown.
Members of Ya Sa Ka, the country’s private vessel supervisory committee, have responded to allegations of negligence in the wake of the Aung Soe Moe Kyaw 2 ferry sinking, saying they had made complaints about overloaded vessels in the past but that their authority is constrained.
Secretary of the former ruling party U Kyaw Kyaw Htay said yesterday that the Union Election Commission is failing to cooperate with the media during a meeting between the UEC and political parties in Nay Pyi Taw.
Both sides of an intra-party spat pointed fingers at the first day of a tribunal for National League for Democracy central executive committee member U Win Htein, who is being questioned in relation to the ouster of five members of the NLD’s Shan State party leadership.
Fighting between the military and the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) in Thibaw/Hsipaw township, Shan State, has displaced as many as 400 villagers over the past two days, according to a local MP.
A 10-year program will seek to undo some of the damage that years of unchecked logging has done to the nation’s woodlands through the cultivation of so-called “forest farms”, Forestry Department director general U Myo Min has said.
Two inmates at Yangon’s Insein Prison died over the last week following severe health conditions. Officials say the young men were unhealthy when they arrived at the facility, but rights groups allege that inadequate prison hospitals and poor sanitation regularly leads to the spread of disease and preventable deaths behind bars.