The Ministry for Sports is coming under increasing scrutiny for a 2011 deal to rent a local football stadium in Nay Pyi Taw to a football team owned by the minister’s son.
Government ministries have been accused of holding back important legislation by taking too long to issue by-laws, without which legislation is not in effect.
Rakhine State Hluttaw MPs have vowed to watch closely how new chief minister U Maung Maung Ohn tackles the issues of communal conflict, citizenship for Muslims and poverty reduction in the state.
Authorities in Mandalay have imposed a curfew in an effort to contain religious violence in the town after two nights of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims that have left two people dead and almost 20 injured.
A senior United States military officer has used an address to leaders of the armed forces in Nay Pyi Taw to outline the benefits of civilian leadership of the military, as Washington continues to push for the Tatmadaw to come under civilian control as part of a larger process of professionalisation.
Democratic Voice of Burma video-journalist U Zaw Pe and his co-defendant U Win Myint Hlaing were released from Thayat Prison on the morning of July 4, after the Magwe Region Court on July 3 reduced their sentence from one year to three months.
The quality of school food will be the first item on the agenda for the recently launched Mandalay branch of the Consumer Protection Association, leaders say.
Expressions of interest (EOI) for firms aiming to bid on constructing a special economic zone in Rakhine State are slated to be issued later this month, according to officials involved in the project.