Illegal smuggling of cattle and natural resources must end, and alternative sources of income identified, said a Thabeikkyin township administrator.
A landmine explosion that injured two foreign tourists and their guide while trekking in Shan State has served as a bleak reminder of the deadly legacy of decades of civil war – just as poorer remote areas of Myanmar were looking forward to an economic boost from the democracy dividend.
Squabbling over the right temporary location for Mandalay’s burned market is costing vendors, while indecision over whether to tear down and rebuild the original or just conduct repairs is aggravating the problem, locals say.
Training is needed for newly elected ward and village administrators to ensure good local governance and to build a foundation for solving land- grab issues, according to members of parliament for Pyin Oo Lwin.
After tens of thousands of chickens had to be killed due to an outbreak of bird flu in Monywa, officials are now preventing transportation of poultry and poultry products outside of the affected area.
As the mercury soars, heat-related illnesses are driving patients to the hospital in Mandalay. Eight patients seeking reprieve from the sun were admitted to Mandalay General Hospital around Thingyan, according to medical social officer U Min Lwin.
Ma Wai feels anxious and has been unable to sleep for three days while the sky clouds over at night. She is not the only one. Most residents of Yay Tha Yauk village speak of a similar experience since the area was barraged by an unusual storm of massive hailstones, some as big as golf balls, on April 22.