Following a rare verdict last week holding Tatmadaw soldiers accountable for civilian deaths, the Kachin Baptist Convention is preparing a letter to urge a similar mea culpa in a separate case.
A rare bird species in Tanintharyi Region is in danger of being wiped out as its habitat is eroded by economic development. The International Union for Conservation of Nature says Gurney’s pitta, said to be the living symbol of the peninsular region, is listed as endangered.
Civil society organisations, relevant government departments and the general public must work together to sustainably manage the Ayeyarwady River and conserve forests in Magwe Region, according to U Than Tun, a retired assistant director of the Forestry Department.
Nearly half of the 316 striking Sakura garment factory workers have returned to work, while the remainder are still holding out to see a reduction of the daily production target that was the primary cause of the work stoppage.
An international environmental advocacy group is to give tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to allow Myanmar students to pursue their studies. World Wide Fund for Nature Myanmar will present the Education for Nature fellowship awards next March.
In a rare admission of military misconduct, a Tatmadaw court martial has found seven soldiers guilty of murdering Shan villagers during a botched interrogation. But family members of the deceased victims told The Myanmar Times that the verdict, with its minimal prison terms, fell far short of delivering justice for their loved ones.
A leader of the Saffron Revolution yesterday called for a “master plan” to eradicate poverty in Myanmar, at an event marking the ninth anniversary of the popular uprising, which was sparked by deteriorating economic conditions in the country.