The CEO and four reporters from Unity Journal have been sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour each for their role in January newspaper reports that alleged a DDI military facility in Pauk, Magwe, was producing chemical weapons.
Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.
The government has launched a youth volunteer program in Ayeyarwady Region villages to ensure communities are better prepared should natural disaster strike.
A delegation of lawyers working on land rights and the environment will travel to Bejing this week to consult with a network of Chinese lawyers who seek to aid communities that have been adversely affected by large scale industrial projects.
The public campaign on constitutional reform led by the National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation will have no effect on the parliament’s constitutional amendment process, Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann said last week.
New Minister for Religious Affairs U Soe Win has defended the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee’s decision to raid Mahasantisukha Monastery but said five monks arrested during the raid are likely to face only light sentences.
Ethnic leaders are expected to meet at the Kachin Independence Organisation headquarters in Laiza later this month to finalise details of a proposed nationwide ceasefire agreement ahead of further talks with the government.