The flagging monsoon will be back with renewed force next week, meteorologists warn. After reaching the delta on May 20, the monsoon weakened in the last week of May, bathing Yangon in unseasonable sunshine.
The opposition National League for Democracy and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society both slammed the government yesterday for its lack of progress on constitutional reform despite popular support for the changes demonstrated during a massive campaign last year.
Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo yesterday made a powerful appeal to the government and the Buddhist community not to allow “a handful of merchants of hatred” to destroy the country’s tradition of compassion as migrants fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh die at sea “unwept” and “unsung”.
The seamen’s union is ready to take recruiters to court over unpaid compensation and wages for fishermen who survived the sinking of their freezer trawler last month, representatives said yesterday.
Australia has pulled the plug on contributions to the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund, emptying the health consortium of tens of millions of dollars amid the largest single slashing of the country’s foreign aid budget in history.