Humanitarian group warns families recently displaced by fighting in southeastern Kachin State are at risk of illness because overcrowded refugee camps are unable to provide even basic housing.
The Department of Population has dismissed a post-census report that eight million people now live in Yangon, saying it has yet to release any figures.
Two controversial “protection of religion” bills sent to a newly formed commission will be submitted to MPs during the current session of parliament, the deputy chairman of the commission says.
Chinese actor Zhang Jinlai, who is best known for his role as Monkey King in the 1986 television series Journey to the West, has met with fans in Mandalay as part of a state-sponsored tour of Myanmar.
On May 12 a bus lurched out of Nay Pyi Taw at around 6:30pm under an early monsoon season downpour and pulled onto the Yangon-Mandalay Highway.