Electoral authorities say they are still considering extending the election campaign period from 30 to 60 days at the request of opposition parties, which are concerned about the difficulty of campaigning in remote parts of the country.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed the massive show of support for her party’s constitutional reform petition as unprecedented in Myanmar history.
The Kayin State government and Karen National Union are jointly funding construction of low-cost homes in Karen National Union-controlled territory to encourage displaced people unable to get official refugee status to return home, a KNU liaison officer said.
Environmentalists are to build a detailed picture of the state of the Ayeyarwady River in a three-month survey covering 14 points along its course. The survey is the second of its kind, an official from environmental group Sein Yaung So said last week.