Young people suffering from spinal complaints could receive free treatment under a program launched by Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital.
The image of balloons over Bagan could be at risk if the Ministry of Culture has its way. The ministry has asked the President’s Office to stop the hot-air balloons from flying low over the city’s fabled pagodas in case they do damage.
A worker who was trapped under collapsed scaffolding and concrete at a construction site in Mandalay was finally freed following a desperate 34-hour rescue effort by the Red Cross Society and Fire Services Department.
Garment factory owners remain opposed to the wage, citing worries over gaining market share.
The Union Election Commission yesterday launched the latest phase of displaying voter lists for public verification in 21 Yangon townships and several states and regions across the country in preparation for the November general elections.
The National League for Democracy will trim the number of its MPs who will take part in three days of debate on proposed constitutional amendments that will begin in parliament today.
A conservative monks’ organisation concluded its national conference on June 21 by urging the government to stop all construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, build “strong fencing” along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh and not allow “Bengali boat people into our land”.