Sentences for those convicted of drug use, which range from five to 15 years, are under review, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brigadier General Kyaw Kyaw Tun has told MPs.
An improved inventory of temples and stricter enforcement of heritage laws is needed for Bagan to be placed on the World Heritage List, a government official said last week following a meeting between the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
A senior monk from the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion – better known as Ma Ba Tha – could face criminal charges after he tried to snatch a camera from the hand of the relative of a defendant in a court case, prompting a scuffle between monks and supporters of the defendant.
The government will continue to assess the future of loss-making state enterprises, two ministers said last week, after revealing that almost half are losing money.
A group of migrant rights advocates based in Myanmar has sent a team of legal advisers to assist two Myanmar men who allegedly confessed to murdering two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand.