Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.
Archaeological officials have threatened legal action if those claiming to have found the Dhammazedi Bell fail to return it to its former home – Yangon’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda.
In another step towards introducing the controversial proportional representation (PR) electoral system, a parliamentary commission decided last week to recommend to the Amyotha Hluttaw that an open-list proportional representation system should be introduced for next year’s general election.
Corruption is still rife in the civil service, President U Thein Sein has reminded his cabinet colleagues during a regular meeting of senior government ministers at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw last week.
Former prisoners of conscience are joining forces to pressure the government to define the term “political prisoner”.
Two years after inter-communal violence first broke out in Rakhine State more than 310,000 people are still in need of humanitarian assistance there, says the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).