Authorities and Health have temporary closed down 10 drinking-water factories in Mandalay which are not in line with good Manufacturing Practices and the samples taken are under laboratory assessment Daw Khin Saw Hla, director of the Mandalay branch of the Food and Drug Administration, adding that the name the factories will release soon.
Vindicated when the court threw out the prosecution case against him, U Ottara, also known as the London Sayadaw, has now set his sights on amending the law under which he was prosecuted.
Thousands of retired Yangon residents are eagerly lining up for government-funded land giveaways – only to find out that no such scheme exists.
Activists who protested on the shores of Yangon’s Inya Lake without a permit last March may now face prison, they fear. Four activists who took part in the demonstration calling for the release of students arrested at Letpadan, Bago Region, for opposing the National Education Law have received warnings from the police, they said.
The Irrawaddy is eschewing print completely. Based on financial decisions, editors said the media organisation will be trimming its remaining publication, a weekly Myanmar-language edition.
Over 1500 factory workers marched through Yangon’s industrial outer ring this weekend demanding legal revisions that could see employers imprisoned for labour abuses.
Hard-line Buddhist monks and their supporters again took to the streets yesterday to protest the conviction of the two Myanmar migrant workers condemned to death for murder and rape on Koh Tao island in Thailand.