Though the land they claim has now been disgorged by the military that seized it, Sagaing Region residents say they are still trying to recover their fields from the local village administrator who is holding on to them.
After decades of waiting, finally, a representative parliament is ushered in. It had been a long wait: Almost three months since the election that swept Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy to victory, on top of years of being kept on the sidelines by military control. Today, Myanmar’s NLD MPs took their seats in parliament as the ruling party.
Energy officials have pledged to push down the price of petrol at the pump still further, as it emerged that some filling station owners are profiting from globally plummeting oil prices by keeping their prices up – or even raising them.
After nine months without medical care, the posting of a single doctor to a “leprosy village” in Yangon is only a small consolation for its nearly 200 residents.