Several hundred farmers from five villages staged a three-day protest in Mingalardon township last week, a week after the Ministry of Home Affairs issued by-laws that enable the Peaceful Protest Law to be used.
A 24-year-old woman from Kamaryut township has been charged with fraud after she allegedly used a fake identification card to pass herself off as the daughter of Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann.
A sensor official from the National Democratic Force last week denied reports that about 15,000 members from Bago Region led by a member named U Aung Myo Win had recently resigned from the party en masse.
Former members of the Free Funeral Service Society (Yangon) plan to form a new civil society group following personal conflicts with the society’s president, former actor U Kyaw Thu.
A senior rice industry official has called for greater encouragement of foreign investment in the agriculture sector in a bid to spur national development.