Farmers in four villages in Natmauk township, Magwe Region, are still waiting to receive compensation nearly six years after their land was taken. The 48-kilometre (30-mile) railway that runs over their fields in Magwe and Natmauk townships was built in 2010.
The family of a revered singer is stepping up its campaign against the brewer Myanmar Carlsberg over what it claims is the misuse of the brand name Tuborg. U Shun Myine, son of Myoma Nyein, announced at a press conference on March 3 that the family is ready to go to court over the disputed name.
Nine months on, the case against environmental activist Ko Tint Aung Soe has again inched forward with the announcement that six witnesses against him will be taking the stand on March 10. This will be the 15th hearing in all, but the first since last November.
Following an instruction issued by the National League for Democracy last year to list all land-grabbing issues, the party’s Mandalay branch has nearly finished compiling a list of farmland disputes in the region.
A Mandalay judge will next week decide whether to formally charge 2007 protest leader U Gambira under the immigration act, it was revealed at a hearing yesterday. The former political prisoner will face anywhere from six months to five years in prison if found guilty of entering the country illegally, as immigration officials allege.
The death of 17 protesters against British colonial rule was marked in a solemn ceremony in Mandalay yesterday. Participants gathered to honour those who had fallen in a crucial uprising against foreign occupation.
As meteorologists warn that a strong El Niño could cause a serious drought in central Myanmar, Thingyan organisers in Mandalay announce measures to cut water waste during the upcoming New Year’s celebrations.