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Two men have been arrested over the fatal fire at an Islamic school in downtown Yangon last week that left 13 dead, and prompted rumours that the fire had been deliberately lit.
The Union Election Commission will meet the leaders and secretaries of all registered political parties on April 8, and some expect by-elections and a proposed change of the voting system to be discussed.
Illegal timber smugglers are responding to a government crackdown by threatening forestry officers.
Changes to bus and train services will affect those travelling to and from Nay Pyi Taw during the Thingyan holiday.
Vodafone , China Mobile and an investment fund linked to billionaire George Soros are among 22 bidders vying to enter Myanmar, one of the world’s last unexplored mobile telephone frontiers.
Mandalay City Development Committee has reminded Thingyan revellers to get permission if they plan to use private water pumps.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has stressed the importance of respect for human rights in strengthening the transition to democracy, and expressed concern over recent communal violence.
Relatives and supporters of a political activist have protested against his arrest and detention in Insein Prison for allegedly inciting religious tension.
The Star City project in Yangon Region’s Thanlyin township is set for further development under a new joint venture agreement.
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