Mandalay General Hospital has successfully resumed performing kidney transplant operations, officials have announced. Though the first such operations were performed in 2001, none had been performed since 2004.
Speculation over the identity of the next chief minister of Mandalay seems to be increasingly concentrating on a single figure: U Zaw Myint Maung, a highly popular local MP known to be close to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Ominous signs of drought and excessive heat are already causing concern around Inle Lake. Reports of a powerful El Niño phenomenon bringing hot weather and low rainfall in its train are disturbing farmers, residents and businesses around the lake.
With the country’s deadly jade industry increasingly under international scrutiny after hundreds of scavengers were buried in landslides, the Amyotha Hluttaw is taking the infamously unregulated extractive industries sector to task.
Chin National Day will be celebrated at Zin Pyoon village, Magwe Region, on February 20 – the fourth time the event will take place in Ngape township. More than 3000 ethnic Chin attended last year’s ceremony, according to the organising committee.