Myanma Economic Holdings Limited has won a dispute over the ownership of Myanmar Brewery Limited, the military-owned conglomerate has announced, and will now accelerate plans to buy out its joint venture partner.
The World Food Programme has warned a cash shortfall means it may be forced to slash rice rations by a fifth to 200,000 vulnerable displaced people in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims in desperate camps in Rakhine state.
Apparently unsatisfied with the eight competing electoral systems already under discussion in parliament for use in next year’s general election, one hluttaw member has come up with a ninth.
Speculation is rife following a sudden invitation by President U Thein Sein to political and military leaders to attend a meeting at his house on “national reconciliation” on October 31.
A US$1.4-billion contract for an airport outside Yangon has been awarded to a Singapore-led consortium, the Department of Civil Aviation has announced, after talks with the original tender winner stalled earlier this year.
An ombudsman should be appointed to safeguard children’s rights, according to Save the Children International, which last week hosted a Child Rights Governance workshop with civil society organisations, religious leaders and the media.