An update to the Merchant Shipping Act with clauses to tackle pollution from cargo ships has been sent to the Attorney-General ahead of its formal submission to parliament, says an official from the Ministry of Transport.
The government has made the case that progress on recent reforms mean the international community should stop its annual resolution on Myanmar’s human rights record and drop the country from its broader human rights agenda.
The search is intensifying for a Thai helicopter that disappeared with three people on board while searching for two mountain climbers.
Hopes for signing a nationwide ceasefire in October have dimmed, with government, Tatmadaw and ethnic armed group commanders still wrangling over a range of military and related questions, negotiators said at the end of five days of intense discussions last week.
Rakhine State officials insist a citizenship scrutiny project in Myebon township has not been suspended, despite media reports to the contrary and protests from local Rakhine residents.