Mandalay prison is making it easier for youth inmates to continue their schooling with the announcement yesterday that the correctional facility opened an assessment department for the upcoming matriculation exam.
After Myanmar’s most successful ethnic minority party ruptured at the seams last year following the expulsion of a large faction, one of the co-founding contingents has regrouped and announced plans to contest the 2020 general election.
After air strikes, the Tatmadaw has seized four more small Kachin Independence Army outposts near Lai Hpawng in Waingmaw township, according to the Ministry of Defence. The seizure follows just over two weeks from when the Tatmadaw advanced on the key Gidon mountain post last month.
Brickyard owners who allegedly forced workers, including children, to work 19-hour shifts for minimum pay and demanded hundreds of thousands of kyat from parents who asked for the release of their children will not be facing charges, officials said.
Nearly two dozen Rakhine State farmers are threatening to sue a Chinese state-owned oil refinery unless they can reach a compromise over compensation for crops allegedly destroyed by the pipeline project.