Days after Thura U Shwe Mann was swept out of the ruling party’s leading seat in a midnight internal coup, the party may now be trying to cast him from parliament as well.
A leading ethnic politician has accused the National League for Democracy of breaking its promise not to run a candidate against him.
Amid the rows of graves in the Yangon Commonwealth War Cemetery, one nondescript marker bears the name of Major Hugh Paul Seagrim, a British hero of the Burma Campaign who is mostly forgotten elsewhere in the world.
Transport authorities plan to scrap the distinction between “ordinary” and “special” buses, setting fares for both types of bus at the same level. The decision, which will be implemented before the end of the year, has been welcomed by bus owners and passengers.