Although the guns have fallen silent in Hlaingbwe township, Kayin State, civilians displaced by recent conflict may be unable to return home for several months due to concerns over landmines and fears that hostilities between the Tatmadaw and a Karen armed group could reignite.
In another instance of escalating clashes around the country, yesterday morning marked the fourth day of renewed hostilities between the Tatmadaw and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army in northern Shan State.
Lu Htake Moe overseas employment agency is under investigation for allegedly failing to send 300 workers to Thailand and instead leaving them stranded without work in Myawady.
Regional MPs are working to burst Yangon City Development Committee’s bubble over a slated hot-air balloon field in Kandawgyi Park.
The Yangon Region government has announced that it will conduct inspections and take action against unlicensed traditional Chinese medicine clinics in the city.
The weekend was marked by more violence and arrests in northern Rakhine State as a young teacher was shot and an attack on security personnel ended in the deaths of three assailants. The latest bloodshed comes in the aftermath of what the government is calling a coordinated, deadly assault by Islamist insurgents on three Myanmar Border Police posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships on October 9.
Divers and local volunteers are continuing to search for survivors following the sinking of a ferry in the Chindwin River in Sagaing Region on October 15. At least five people are known to be dead, but fears are growing that the death toll will be much higher.