Hardline group banishes volunteers back to Mandalay for failing to follow its instructions or coordinate relief efforts with local officials.
Parliament Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has dismissed a petition to impeach him that is circulating on social media and claiming to have the backing of military residents of his Nay Pyi Taw constituency.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, a former general with a reputation as a hardliner, will not stand for re-election and intends to retire, a senior official of the Union Solidarity and Development Party announced yesterday.
The United Nationalities Alliance of ethnic parties said yesterday it was gearing up to fight against the National League for Democracy in the November elections as time was running out to reach an electoral compact.
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.