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.
A police officer who arrested U Gambira on suspicion of immigration offences told court yesterday that he detained the leader of the 2007 uprising following a verbal request from the immigration department, but was not shown any evidence to support allegations of illegal entry from Thailand.
Five National League for Democracy members accused of behaving unlawfully during the November 8 election appeared in a Mandalay court for a seventh time yesterday.