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.
The CEO and four reporters from Unity Journal have been sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour each for their role in January newspaper reports that alleged a DDI military facility in Pauk, Magwe, was producing chemical weapons.
Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.
The government has launched a youth volunteer program in Ayeyarwady Region villages to ensure communities are better prepared should natural disaster strike.