And still they come: Yangon Region authorities are fighting a running battle against the constant proliferation of illegal shanties, which have continued to spring up overnight despite a city ordinance that any new unofficial residents will be arrested.
After three years of printing, Swe Sone Media Group announced on June 3 that it would temporarily cease publication of its Pyi Myanmar daily newspaper.
During a power blackout on a hot night in May, Ma Thidar Han heard a baby crying at around 9pm in a back lane of Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, where she works as a ward administrator. According to officers at the Yangon Police Headquarters, it was the second baby to be abandoned by its mother in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in May.
The Tatmadaw is suing eight Theinni township residents under the Unlawful Association Act, according to police.
Angry workers at the strike-plagued Panda textile factory in Mandalay Region’s Singu township are threatening to escalate a labour dispute if management and labour department officials fail to resolve the matter.