The remains of prominent monk Kyaik Hti Saung Sayadaw, who passed away over the weekend, will be preserved and put on display for three months, until the full moon of Thadingyut, his followers said yesterday.
Recent flooding highlights the climactic challenges that upper Myanmar farmers are now facing on a regular basis.
Yangon police say they have made the country’s largest-ever seizure of narcotics, valuing 2.67 tonnes of methamphetamine tablets found in the back of a truck parked on the city’s outskirts at more than US$100 million.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn will run for a seat in the Rakhine State Hluttaw, in a move that will likely fuel speculation that he is being lined up for a second tilt at the state’s top job.
Leaders of 15 of Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups are expected to wrap up discussions with their team of negotiators in Chiang Mai today, ahead of the planned resumption of nationwide ceasefire talks with the government in Yangon next week.
The annual US Trafficking in Persons report was received yesterday with dismay by human rights experts, who allege that some of the worst offenders – including Myanmar – were let off the hook, despite doing little to better their abysmal records of contributing to modern-day slavery.