A losing National League for Democracy candidate has launched criminal proceedings against his victorious rival, accusing a village administrator’s wife of misusing religion during the electoral campaign.
With just days until campaign finance reports are due, only around one-third of the Mandalay candidates who stood for election have filed their receipts, according to the election commission.
A UNDP project in the country’s dry zone aims to help villages weather climate change by improving access to water sources and food security. The project will be implemented in Shwebo and Monywa in Sagaing Region, Myingyan and Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region and Chauk in Magwe Region through February 2019.
The disastrous flooding of last July and August brought renewed calls for action to solve the underlying causes of the problem, and to prevent recurrence. Experts lay much of the blame on environmental degradation.
Mandalay officials have agreed to stop siphoning industrial waste into a river that villagers drink and use for cooking.
Low-cost housing intended for use by people who have been squatting in temporary huts along the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay is expected to be available for rent in January, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee.
The gold rush has been cancelled, the authorities have announced. The 1000 or so hopeful gold miners who flocked into the village of Kyauk Pha when cable-layers thought they had struck lucky will just have to, well, flock off again.
Discretion is the better part of valour – especially when one is dealing with a powerful militia in Shan State, it would appear. Politicians from the National League for Democracy and the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy have told The Myanmar Times that they had decided not to press complaints against the Pa-O militia over intimidation of their candidates in the run-up to the November 8 election.
A newly elected National League for Democracy parliamentarian for the Inle Lake area has responded to local pressure by saying he will scrutinise controversial hotel projects close to Myanmar’s most famous but endangered lake.