Members of the international community have condemned attacks on international aid and UN operations in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe and are calling on the Myanmar government to insure the protection of aid workers in the restive area.
Members of the Chinese Muslim group in Mandalay hope that holding their own census will prove to the government that they should be officially recognised as one of Myanmar’s ethnic groups and help them to bolster their unique identity.
Pyin Oo Lwin, home of the Defence Service Academy, was the site of protests last week as demonstrators demanded changes to the 2008 constitution, including reducing the provision of 25 percent of military representatives in the hluttaw.
Three sophisticated weather radars will be installed in Myanmar within the next three years with assistance from the Japanese government, according to an official with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nay Pyi Taw.
Principals of monastic schools, senior monks and project officials from the Monastic Education Development Group (MEDG) as well as officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs had their own learning experience when they visited two Singaporean schools between March 17 and 22.
The International Finance Cooperation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is lending US$80 million to subsidiaries of Shangri-La Asia Limited to expand its hospitality business in Myanmar, the IFC announced on March 26.
Officials from the Inland Water Transportation (IWT) say that development of the country’s water infrastructure is essential to improve the transportation of goods across the country’s domestic waterways.
The Ministry of Health has launched an expanded three-year program aimed at using anti-retroviral treatments to simultaneously target HIV and tuberculosis patients across Myanmar, Health Minister U Pe Thet Khin said on March 24.
Human Rights Watch and the watchdog group ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights both released statements last week warning that Myanmar should scrap its proposed restrictions on interfaith marriages, saying the “blatant discrimination” threatens religious freedom and women’s rights.