The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced yesterday that water levels along the Chindwin River exceeded their danger marks at three locations in Sagaing Region. Waters pushed past the mark by 2 feet (0.6 metres) at Paungbyin township, and 1.5 feet at both Homalin and Mawlaik.
Additional money is needed to erect a Bogyoke Aung San statue and a Panglong monument in Pindaya township’s new Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park, said National League for Democracy official U Myint Lwin.
A survey to count the ethnic Taung Yoe population in Shan State was launched last month, with its organisers seeking to tally enough of their own to qualify the group for an ethnic affairs minister post in state government, according to Taung Yoe Literature and Culture Association patron U Kyaw Htwe from Pindaya township.
Drunk drivers, people who drive while using their phones and don’t buckle their seatbelts, and motorcyclists who ride without helmets are all contributing to a fourfold rise in the number of road accidents over the past few years, says the government. Now the transport ministry has set up a new body to reduce the carnage on the nation’s roads.