Divers and local volunteers are continuing to search for survivors following the sinking of a ferry in the Chindwin River in Sagaing Region on October 15. At least five people are known to be dead, but fears are growing that the death toll will be much higher.
A journalist who says he was forced to flee his home for fear of reprisals from timber smugglers has accused local authorities in Mandalay Region of not coming to his aid. And another reporter, a freelancer, staged a one-man protest denouncing “corrupt officials”.
More than a hundred people with disabilities from Magwe township gathered on October 15, White Cane Day, to celebrate their resilience and to change the prevailing views about disability.
A proposal to resume production at the UKT distillery, which was shuttered in Magwe Region’s Aunglan township earlier this year, has been unanimously rejected by the regional hluttaw.
A fierce row over claims for millions in compensation following the sudden closure of a Mandalay newspaper has intensified, as the publisher concerned has threatened critics with a libel suit.
The chair of the Myanmar Legal Aid Network has encouraged Klaas Haytema to appeal a recent verdict handed down to the Dutch national after he sparked outrage by unplugging an amplifier that was broadcasting a Buddhist sermon.