President U Thein Sein last week released 69 political prisoners, but 60 more are still languishing in jail, said U Ye Aung, a member of the Committee for Scrutinising Remaining Prisoners of Conscience.
Farmers in Mandalay Region are campaigning parliament to restore lands seized by the military more than 12 years ago that they say are yet to be used for their original purpose.
The Mandalay Region Hluttaw received 94 complaints or petitions from residents this year, most of them related to farmland disputes, court judgments, religious affairs and problems with municipal departments, a hluttaw working committee report says.
Businesspeople granted land concessions in Mandalay Region have been given until November 4 to submit a report on the status of the land holdings to the regional Settlements and Land Records Department.
Change it, keep it as it is – or scrap it and start from scratch. These are the three positions that people are taking in discussions on the country’s 2008 constitution, a group of former prisoners was told last week.
Mandalay police have arrested two people over the killing of three people at the office of Japanese electronics company Panasonic earlier this month.