Police have announced a crackdown on ferry operators in the wake of the loss of the Aung Soe Moe Kyaw 2, which went down in the Chindwin River on October 15 with the confirmed loss, so far, of dozens of passengers.
Rights groups are concerned that “blatant falsehoods” in state media could exacerbate tensions in Rakhine State, after The Global New Light of Myanmar published a denial that Muslim residents face restrictions on their movements and are refused access to vital services.
Although the guns have fallen silent in Hlaingbwe township, Kayin State, civilians displaced by recent conflict may be unable to return home for several months due to concerns over landmines and fears that hostilities between the Tatmadaw and a Karen armed group could reignite.
In another instance of escalating clashes around the country, yesterday morning marked the fourth day of renewed hostilities between the Tatmadaw and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army in northern Shan State.
Lu Htake Moe overseas employment agency is under investigation for allegedly failing to send 300 workers to Thailand and instead leaving them stranded without work in Myawady.
Regional MPs are working to burst Yangon City Development Committee’s bubble over a slated hot-air balloon field in Kandawgyi Park.
The Yangon Region government has announced that it will conduct inspections and take action against unlicensed traditional Chinese medicine clinics in the city.