More than 2000 people protested the arrests of seven jade prospectors this week in Hkamti township, Sagaing Region, following a government crackdown on people found in possession of illegal gemstones.
Farmers from Magwe Region have formally submitted complaints, for a third time this year, demanding the return of acreage seized by the Ministry of Defence in the late 1990s.
The results of the hotly contested Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) election are in: Two incumbents, along with four new members, have been elected to the six vacant seats on the committee, according to an MCDC spokesperson.
Drinking water will soon be more readily available to residents of Pyigyitagun township in Mandalay, thanks to a Mandalay City Development Committee project aimed at improving the public water supply in their municipality.
Imitating their counterparts in some more long-standing democracies, citizens in Mandalay have demonstrated a distinct disinterest in local municipal elections, with initial reports of low voter turnout for yesterday’s poll to select six members to Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).
An attempt to seize the Mandalay Region head office of the former ruling party and to restore it to public use has been rebuffed by the regional government. The value of the land, almost 1 acre in extent, in Chan Aye Tharzan township, is estimated at billions of kyat.