Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say.
The Bangladeshi embassy in Yangon has denied a statement by the Tatmadaw that the two sides are holding talks over how to coordinate actions against the Arakan Army, after the group claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties on Myanmar’s military last week.
Those wishing to open a private school can now apply, say education officials. The education ministry says application forms will be available from the district education offices later this month.
Religious leaders from four major faiths in Myanmar called for an end to violence and discrimination against women during an International Women’s Day debate in Yangon over the weekend.
Myanmar's human rights commission has slammed a steel factory for abusing its workers.