Months of uncertainty over who will lead the once-dominant Union Solidarity and Development Party ended yesterday when it was confirmed that outgoing President U Thein Sein would return to take the reins when his five-year terms ends in late March.
Squeaking through just under the wire, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday approved a law that would provide for the security of President U Thein Sein when he leaves office, granting him immunity from prosecution for acts committed in his official capacity.
Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers are spending months or even years in detention camps in Malaysia waiting for the government to confirm their citizenship status, migrant rights groups say.
More than a year after his ordeal began, New Zealand bar manager Phil Blackwood has left Myanmar. He was pardoned in an amnesty last week after being convicted of insulting religion for spreading an advertisement of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Thousands of families evicted from military-owned land have been promised new plots in exchange for the 560 acres they were allegedly squatting on. The minister for security and border affairs in Yangon said the government has a compensation plan, but was light on the exact details.
A row has flared between Yangon bus owners and the regional transport authority over access to compressed natural gas. Ma Hta Tha, the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, says it is inviting buses to sign up to receive more CNG, but some owners say they have been kept in the dark.