A civil society organisation plans to introduce an education guide for voting this month aimed at improving public participation in politics, a spokesperson said.
The reactivation of a federal army by 12 ethnic armed groups has raised questions among players in the peace process about whether the grouping might prove itself to be counterproductive and raise tensions between the government and ethnic groups.
Members of the government peace team and the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front are expected to meet this week to review ceasefire implementation and discuss a recent Tatmadaw attack that killed two ABSDF members training with the KIA.
Police made 216 arrests in a total of 108 human trafficking cases between January and the end of November this year, as Myanmar seeks to avoid being downgraded – and potentially hit with sanctions – on a US watch list for trafficking.
A survey has found that two-thirds of people believe every eligible adult should be allowed to vote in ward and village-tract administrator elections, rather than the current system of one vote per household.
Ferroequinologists are being lured to Myanmar with a vintage steam train that will begin puffing its way along a 55-kilometre (34-mile) stretch of track between Bagan and Kyaukpadaung in Mandalay Region this week.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will build physical rehabilitation centres in Myitkyina township in Kachin State and Kengtung township in eastern Shan State next year to support people living with disabilities, including land-mine victims.