Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Than Htay spent several days this week touring the capital’s Zeyathiri township to promote “community development”, his first visit to the area since his appointment to the council by President U Thein Sein in 2011.
Surveying the tiny concrete cube where he must live with four relatives, MP U Ohn Kyaing is once again reminded of his time as a political prisoner.
Four days after being deposed as Union Solidarity and Development Party leader in a show of force by the government, Thura U Shwe Mann has handed over his position to U Htay Oo.
Labour officials will hold a final meeting with employers and worker representatives in Nay Pyi Taw today to finalise the minimum wage, with some participants suggesting there will be no change from the K3600 proposed in June.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw, has told the BBC in an interview in Nay Pyi Taw that the military has little intention of loosening its grip on political life in the near future as the country negotiates its way along the path of “disciplined democracy”.