As two National League for Democracy MPs sorted out sticky legal issues this month, some want to see the passage of a long-discussed law allowing the public to recall elected officials.
A fierce row over claims for millions in compensation following the sudden closure of a Mandalay newspaper has intensified, as the publisher concerned has threatened critics with a libel suit.
Yangon's streets will again be lined with trees, as they were 30 years and more ago, city officials and conservationists say. Planting is to begin before the end of the year. Many of the trees that used to line the streets have been cut down because of road widening or to make way for light poles.
In a move toward the eventual introduction of organic agriculture and away from the overuse of harmful chemicals, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is taking steps to protect rice and other crops meant for domestic consumption and export from hazardous chemicals.
Its embrace can bring wealth beyond measure, or instant death. It is a magnet for the most impoverished migrant workers and the most ruthless exploiters. Its haunts are a cauldron of armed conflict beyond the law of the land. In what could be one of its most challenging tests, how will Myanmar’s democratic government deal with the green curse of jade?
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday weighed in for the first time on the deadly border attacks and subsequent manhunt for the perpetrators unfolding this week in northern Rakhine State, saying her government would ensure it has all the facts before pinning any blame.