A district administrator in Nay Pyi Taw has ruled that a controversial ward administrator election in Pobbathiri township was conducted in accordance with the law, residents said last week.
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.