The National Youth Network is to conduct a nationwide exercise in the run-up to the November elections to train and deploy electoral observers. The effort is funded by the National Democratic Institute of the United States, which is also providing training and technical support.
A prominent monk yesterday testified on behalf of two Muslim interfaith activists charged with violating the Unlawful Associations Act, telling a Mandalay court their visit to Kachin Independence Organisation territory was aimed at “making peace”.
A Rohingya refugee who has chosen to leave Cambodia rather than stay as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia will have to wait at least another 20 days to return to Myanmar, a government official said yesterday.
A cave near Taunggyi in southern Shan State may have been home to Stone Age artists 4000 years ago, archaeologists believe. They will start excavating the site, in the forest of Ywangan, after the rainy season ends.