Ethnic Chin political parties are racing against time to come up with an agreement on which parliamentary seats to contest in the November 8 election.
Anxious activists of the National League for Democracy will have to wait longer than expected to learn which outsiders the party is considering as its candidates for the November parliamentary elections.
Taking some of the mystery out of how the election observer process will work, yesterday the Union Election Commission introduced an accreditation system for monitors of the upcoming polls.
Up to 40,000 special police constables are to be recruited to provide security for the November 8 election, it was announced yesterday.
Yangon Region’s most remote corner has just become a little more accessible. Engineers have completed the first phase of a new jetty on Coco Island, intended to make it easier for ships to visit.
District police, traffic police and ward committees in Mandalay have joined forces to conduct surprise traffic inspections aimed at curtailing the plague of robberies that has swept the city in recent months, according to the Mandalay Region Police Office.
Yangon residents got a rare chance to explore the long-shuttered and now-decrepit chambers of General Aung San yesterday as the Secretariat Building was made open to the public to mark the 68th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.