Shan leaders and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) met in Thailand’s Chiang Mai on October 6 to discuss the delay in the national ceasefire process and related matters, said Sao Pan Pha, central committee member of Shan State Progress Party (SSPP).
People living with HIV and AIDS need stronger legal protections, international experts say, as victims of the disease still face widespread prejudice, discrimination and stigma that could prevent them from seeking early diagnosis and treatment.
By-laws have been enacted for barely one-quarter of the more than 270 laws passed by regional parliaments since March 2011, the Attorney-General’s Office said last week, resulting in many approved laws not yet coming into effect.
The first KFC outlet in Myanmar is expected to open its doors in 2015, owner Yum! Brands announced this morning, after it signed a deal with Yoma Strategic Holdings to make the Singapore-listed firm its franchise partner here.