The Tatmadaw is responsible for taking action in a case involving more than 300 tonnes of illegally harvested timber in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, which was discovered last month in a protected forest area cordoned off for military research.
The Myanmar Poets Union raised more than K14 million for flood victims and measles patients over a one-week period by selling hand-written poems and drawings by Myanmar artists, said Ma Eain Dra, who is charge of the organisation’s finances.
Health assistants want more opportunities for promotion, better education and a new name, the Blue Ribbon campaign committee announced at an event in Nay Pyi Taw’s Sky Palace hotel on August 13 and 14.
Villagers in Magwe Region’s Sinbaungwe township are calling for the reconstitution of committees in the township tasked with resolving seized land claims, saying their current memberships do not have locals’ approval.
Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to be poring over her briefing books today as she prepares for what could be a testing visit to China from August 17 to 20. Two issues in particular are likely to be on the agenda: the future of the suspended Myitsone dam project and the peace process, both of more than passing interest to Beijing.
In its first report since the National League for Democracy took power pledging movement toward greater religious equality, the United States Committee on International Religious Freedom still sees cause for “grave concern” in the country’s rights record.
More than K1.8 billion (US$1.5 million) has been earmarked for road and bridge repairs in the 2016-17 fiscal year for the eight townships comprising Nay Pyi Taw, according to U Tun Win, deputy minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.