The National League for Democracy has placed a gag order on would-be parliamentary candidates, telling them to stay off Facebook and other social media and to stop giving media interviews until the party has decided who it wants to run.
Nationwide ceasefire talks billed as a last chance to forge a deal before the start of election campaigning look set to continue over the weekend as both sides of Myanmar’s long-running conflicts haggle over details of the text and who will sign it.
Beijing yesterday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours.
The Ministry of Labour yesterday officially approved the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) as the country’s first national-level labour organisation, despite many other unions applying for similar status.
Civil society leaders have condemned the recently released by-law for the Association Law, which they say contains provisions that could be used to restrict NGO registration and activities.