In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee are installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw says.
U Myo Lwin, 41, teashop owner, Botahtaung township - Pheung Kya-shin was long a drug criminal under the former government but was never given any sort of punishment.
The Constitutional Tribunal has instructed parliament that people holding temporary citizenship documents – so-called white-card holders – cannot vote in the forthcoming referendum on possible amendments to the constitution.
People displaced by heavy fighting in the Kokang Self-administered Zone in northern Shan State between the Tatmadaw and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) say they want peace to be restored so they can go back to work.
Refugees fleeing into China from fighting between Myanmar troops and Kokang rebels say the exodus is far greater than reported by official media on both sides, and that the full extent of civilian casualties has not yet been tallied.
Red Cross volunteers will no longer provide assistance to people displaced by the intense fighting that erupted in northern Shan State, Myanmar Red Cross secretary general U Khin Maung Hla has announced.
The government has ruled out opening negotiations with the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), a Kokang armed group, following clashes that have left scores of soldiers dead on both sides.
Final arguments in the “Buddha bar” court case are expected in early March, with the bar’s New Zealand manager and two Myanmar nationals facing more than four years’ prison.