Two controversial “protection of religion” bills sent to a newly formed commission will be released to the public in May, the deputy chairman of the commission says.
Officials conceded last week that census data is likely to be incomplete in several parts of Myanmar, as tens of thousands of enumerators fanned out across the country to count the country’s estimated 11 million households.
Religious leaders have vowed to set up an interfaith dialogue mechanism to protect children’s rights and to prevent inter-communal violence on ethnic or religious grounds.
“Hundreds of thousands of people” have been severely affected by the paring back of UN and NGO operations, after mob attacks in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe forced aid agencies to pull staff from the region.
A two-year project to develop English language teaching will see 50 language teachers from the UK spreading out to work in schools across Myanmar as part of an agreement between the British Council and Ministry of Education.