88 Generation activist Aung Thu, who decided to run as an independent after being rejected by the NLD, speaks about his motivations and the USDP’s election strategy.
Eleven Muslim politicians have successfully challenged their controversial disqualification from contesting the November elections following a surprise reversal by the Union Election Commission.
Nicknamed the “solo running horse” of Yangon Region parliament for her lone defiance of the ruling party, Bahan township’s independent candidate Daw Nyo Nyo Thin marched into her third day of grassroots campaigning yesterday.
Nationalists monks of the Ma Ba Tha association have rejected accusations of defamation levelled by the National League for Democracy, branding the party’s claims as irresponsible and aimed at destroying its efforts to protect Buddhism.
A fire possibly caused by a burning mosquito coil yesterday destroyed a Coca-Cola warehouse in an industrial zone of Yangon’s Mingalardon township, with losses estimated at over K112.5 million, according to police.
Monks and local residents have joined forces to fight an alabaster mine they say is disturbing monks’ meditation and undermining their monasteries.
The Ministry of Cooperatives says it is unable to write off loans to flood-hit farmers because the money needs to be repaid to China.