The Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland are negotiating the terms of a new memorandum of understanding that would enable the aid group to return to Rakhine State, a ministry official said last week.
International experts commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund to advise on the census have recommended the government fill in data gaps by using Ministry of Immigration and Population estimates.
The United States plans to further its nascent engagement with the Myanmar military next month through a workshop for about 30 mid-level security officials at the National Defence College in Nay Pyi Taw.
The Yangon Region religious authorities have warned a prominent sayadaw that they will remove him from his monastery by force if he does not follow marching orders, however they say they are yet to act as they do not want a repeat of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid.
A senior United Nations official says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) should be allowed to resume work in Rakhine State without hindrance, as she warned that health conditions in Rakhine State IDP camps have become “deplorable”.
Nine members of the Yangon Universities Hiking and Mountaineering Association have their sights set on climbing Mt Hkakabo Razi in Kachin State, hoping to settle the debate on whether or not it is Southeast Asia's tallest mountain.