The opposition National League for Democracy has ordered its candidates not to hold any more public rallies in Yangon and to focus on door-to-door campaigning.
Only 60 percent of Yangon’s water needs are being met, officials say. City authorities are hunting for fresh sources, even as work proceeds to fix leaky pipes that lose half the water they are supposed to carry.
An independent candidate contesting Pyu township in Bago Region has been arrested allegedly due to her involvement in a protest that occurred nearly a year ago outside the Chinese embassy.
Labour disputes striking the Han Jen garment factory are far from resolved despite a district arbitration council’s recent ruling that five fired union members must be rehired and compensated.
Yet another social media poster is paying a high price for baiting the Tatmadaw online, while a ruling party candidate who posted doctored explicit pictures of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains at large.
A garment factory management has defied the ruling of the district arbitration council by banning the return of seven staff that the council had directed them to re-employ.
A man accused of killing two police officers in September as he tried to evade arrest appeared in Yangon South District Court yesterday under tight security, with two police officers and a local witness offering testimony.