Mandalay's chief justice has dismissed suggestions that court observation teams should be formed with the intention of strengthening accountability and the rule of law in the region.
Speaking at a human rights training in Mandalay, a senior correctional officer acknowledged that the widespread problem of prison overcrowding is a violation of inmates’ rights.
Bureaucratic inefficiencies, cumbersome decision-making mechanisms and poor organisation are hampering Magwe Region’s Committee on Confiscated Lands and Other Lands in their efforts to resolve land disputes, say members.
After election officials threw out their complaint, two candidates defeated in the Mandalay City Development Committee race are appealing. The rival contestants are accusing one of the winners of committing multiple violations of election law. The poll’s victor, U Saw Han, said the plaintiffs were “sore losers”.
After more than six months of protracted industrial action, striking workers at Mandalay’s Panda Textile Factory are set to return to work after an agreement was reached this week with their employer.