A 10 million euro (US$13.5 million) European Union project to improve standards in the Myanmar Police Force will focus on guiding legal reform, ensuring police have the training to manage conflict situations, and building trust with the community, an EU official says.
The Yangon City Development Committee’s misguided efforts to deal with worsening traffic congestion threatens to destroy the unique character of the city’s downtown area and encourage the use of cars.
More than six months after land in Inle’s new hotel zone was sold for almost US$100,000 an acre, two of the 86 Intha whose lands were taken for the project are still refusing to accept the government’s improved compensation offer.
Police and lawyers conspired to pervert the course of justice in altering a rape complaint, a lawyer and his client have claimed.
Six labour representatives from the embattled Taw Win timber factory who were fined K10,000 by Sanchaung township court last week said they had expected to be given jail terms for their role in organising an illegal protest.