Two Union Solidarity and Development Party lawmakers who were stripped of their seats last week have been replaced by a pair of National League for Democracy representatives following the decision of a special electoral tribunal.
An investigation team formed to look into suspect land concessions reportedly made during the transition period earlier this year has reported its findings to the Mandalay Region government, according to team leader U Myint Aung Moe.
Farmers who staged protests over land grabs in Pyin Oo Lwin district are set to face charges, standing accused of trying to “destroy the country’s peace and stability”.
Nearly 6000 school buildings are so badly in need of repairs that they are considered “dangerous”, according to a Ministry of Education official.
Villagers and civil society are divided over what to do with community development funds from a controversial sulphuric acid factory operator, amid ongoing concerns about the potential health risks posed by the facility.