No breakthrough was reported yesterday as leaders of 18 of Myanmar’s armed ethnic groups failed to resolve differences over how many would sign a nationwide ceasefire agreement with the government next month.
In the 2010 election, U Kaung Myint Htut made headlines as a young independent running against then-Yangon mayor U Aung Thein Linn in South Okkalapa.
Facing an election it is widely anticipated to lose by a landslide, the ruling party focuses on selling its track record of overseeing the political and economic changes brought in the wake of the 2011 transition, and hopes to bolster enough votes to elect the next president.
Defiant farmers in Mandalay Region are cultivating fields they say they own as negotiations with the local authorities broke down.
The Ministry of Health head office has dispatched two senior staff to the Rakhine State capital Sittwe after nurses staged a protest following an altercation between a doctor and two nurses.
A power plant that will burn Yangon’s trash to generate electricity will be built on 15 acres of land in Shwe Pyi Thar township starting from October, according to Yangon City Development Committee.
The voter list concluded its second public display in most of the country’s states and regions yesterday, even as many claim the electoral rolls are as error-ridden as ever.