A new grouping has been formed to support the conservative Buddhist Ma Ba Tha movement, with the stated aim of ending conflict and getting “nationalist youth” more involved in religious affairs.
Employment agencies could be facing a conflict of interest in taking over the training of Myanmar citizens preparing to work overseas, a migrant workers’ advocate has warned.
Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.
The Ayeyarwady Region government has reaffirmed restrictions on the slaughtering of cattle ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next month.
The European Union and a French NGO are to fund a project to sell new cooking stoves in Ayeyarwady, Magwe, Mandalay and Sagaing regions that supporters say are 40 percent more energy efficient than Myanmar’s traditional wood-burning stoves.
A Yangon-based donor has provided K10 million for the preservation of Mandalay’s historic U Bein Bridge, it was revealed last week, as a committee was formed to oversee the repair process.
Clashes between police and angry workers occupying a shoe factory led to nearly 60 casualties on September 16, according to eyewitnesses.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on September 19 approved funding for a K4.5 billion (US$4.64 million) irrigation project in Sagaing Region, despite concerns that it is being prioritised because it is the native area of a government minister.