Officials from the social media giant Facebook have spoken to government officials to explain its stance against hate speech, as Nay Pyi Taw looks to curb inflammatory comments in the wake of recent violence in Mandalay.
Many of Mandalay’s Muslims are staying away from mosques – and some have even fled the city – as fear grips their community that further sectarian violence could ignite at any time.
The Myanmar Times speaks with Ma Nwe Ni Hnin, widow of the Buddhist man killed during recent unrest in Mandalay.
How much should an MP be paid? It’s a debate that generates fierce opinions around the world and is soon set to become a major issue in Myanmar, with some MPs pushing for a five-fold salary increase.
A local organisation that promotes children’s rights has been training villagers in Mon State’s Chaungzon township in an attempt to reduce child labour exploitation.
Tour operators are being urged to promote three ancient Pyu cities that were recently awarded World Heritage site status by the UNESCO.
High school enrolment fees will be abolished in the next academic year, the government has announced. The move follows the introduction of universal free primary and middle school education in recent years.
Civil society groups in Mandalay have formed a “Peace Making Committee” to help prevent further outbreaks of violence.