Sagaing workers, facing trial for their protest march to the capital, will be sentenced to a month in prison or a K5000 fine after being held in contempt of court yesterday. The workers irritated court staffers by refusing to take the proceedings seriously and instead staging civil disobedience by yelling out and singing during four straight hearings.
Administrator, spare that tree, officials are being told in Sagaing Region. The regional government wants to widen the road between Monywa and Tharsi-Naung Gyi Aine, which would require felling more than 200 trees that have stood there since colonial days. Local residents oppose the move.
The new government is taking a closer look at five hydropower projects along the Dokhtawady River in Mandalay Region, mindful of the local opposition its predecessor frequently ran into at several proposed dam sites over the years.
Nearly 400 villages in Mandalay Region will soon be hooked up to the grid.
In a first step toward simplifying procedures for reclaiming farmland confiscated under the former regime, the government has issued temporary documents allowing former owners to take back their land.
A Spanish tourist visiting Bagan with his wife over the weekend found his trip interrupted when police discovered a Buddha tattoo on his leg.
Villagers in a remote Magwe Region township are watching helplessly as falling rain and rising water levels threaten a rerun of last year’s disastrous flooding. Sidoktaya township is situated between the Mone and Kyi Ohn Kyi Wa dams – close enough for villagers to see the reservoir levels rising daily.
Workers staging a sit-in over a contract feud at a textile factory have been told to have patience as the dispute could take some time to settle, according to labour ministry officials.