The flag of Myanmar may soon flutter from the world’s highest peak, thanks to the largesse of tycoon U Tay Za.
Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has accused Britain of interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs after it summoned the Myanmar ambassador in an effort to convince the government to allow humanitarian aid activities to resume in Rakhine State.
The United Wa State Party, which controls the country's largest ethnic army, will soon decide whether to participate in nationwide ceasefire talks along with other armed ethnic groups, a spokesperson said.
A second land protest has taken place outside Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's University Avenue home - although this time the National League for Democracy leader refused to meet with the demonstrators, citing ill health.
Health authorities have temporarily suspended a local firm's licence to distribute an imported "cell food" product after finding it had been misleadingly advertised as a medical cure-all.