Government has awarded 13km of beach to a private firm, but not all are convinced it is the best way forward.
A township official in rural Sagaing Region has lashed out at local critics of a new crematorium as “narrow-minded bigots” after they voiced fears about the smells that would emanate from the building.
A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.
Meteorologists are keeping an eye out for possible storms as forecasters in the United States predict a high chance of El Niño conditions through the summer and into the autumn of the northern hemisphere.
With thousands of people abandoned to a grim fate at sea and no government wanting to allow them off what the UN has called “boat coffins”, the Myanmar government yesterday showed the first sign of flexibility in what has otherwise been a rigid dismissal of its role in the crisis.
Myanmar yesterday signalled its growing frustration with China over the border war in the Kokang region by calling on its neighbour to strengthen controls along the rugged frontier to prevent infiltration by insurgents.
The government’s goal of signing a nationwide ceasefire accord and launching a political dialogue with ethnic groups before the November elections dominated a meeting yesterday between President U Thein Sein and representatives of 71 parties.