As two National League for Democracy MPs sorted out sticky legal issues this month, some want to see the passage of a long-discussed law allowing the public to recall elected officials.
Yangon's streets will again be lined with trees, as they were 30 years and more ago, city officials and conservationists say. Planting is to begin before the end of the year. Many of the trees that used to line the streets have been cut down because of road widening or to make way for light poles.
More and more inmates are applying to take their matriculation exam this year, says Insein Central Prison. A total of 31 men and one woman have registered, said deputy director U Myo Oo on October 11.
“Homes for life” will soon be a thing of the past. The government is drafting a bill to end the system by which state-owned apartments are rented out to tenants who can sublet them to others or pass them on to their descendants.
Dispossessed farmers are taking to the courts to retrieve land they say is theirs, mounting a prosecution against construction companies building low-cost housing there.
Two hundred Yangonites will be able to see more clearly thanks to the Brightness Journey program sponsored by the Yunan Friendship Foundation and the Visakha Foundation, which is providing free cataract surgery to people in need.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein has been promoted to the upper echelons of the National League for Democracy leadership, according to a statement released yesterday evening.
Three Muslim men have been arrested and are on trial for keeping 92 cows in a Yangon field without prior permission, according to officials from the Shwe Pyi Thar township police station.