Farmers in the capital have secured more than US$200,000 in compensation from the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee for 170 acres of land confiscated in December 2012 for the expansion of a cement factory, ahead of a planned protest over the seizure.
Parliament approved a motion to form a commission to investigate the identity of a blogger who criticised MPs for an earlier vote on changes to the Constitutional Tribunal Law.
The Pyithu Hluttaw unanimously approved an urgent proposal to stop the fighting in Kachin State and return to the negotiating table as soon as possible.
Kachin parliamentarian U Khet Htein Nan urged the government “to lay down basic principles” for peace talks that can help to build trust between the government and Kachin Independence Organisation.
More than 150 farmers from a village in Nay Pyi Taw have sent a petition to the president and parliament after a government department told them to leave their homes within three days or face jail time.
The sixth session of parliament is likely to run for longer than previous sessions because MPs will need to approve the 2013-14 budget and national planning bills.