Yangon’s legion of long-neglected colonial-era buildings were this week offered a lifeline with the formation of a non-government organisation that aims to preserve many of the sites for future generations.
Workers at a Yangon factory have returned to work after a Ministry of Labour dispute resolution tribunal awarded them a pay rise, ending an almost month-long strike.
Farmers from Ayeyarwady Region have sent a letter to the president and other members of the government and parliament that outlines seven points they believe need to be addressed for rural land reform laws.
Ko Tun Min had worked as a scissor sharpener for most of his adult life. While his wage was not spectacular, it was enough to get by and support his wife and three children – that is, until his regular customers slowly dried up.
Five leading Buddhist monks delivered sermons to audiences numbering in the tens of thousands at Pyi Thu Yin Pyin public square in Yangon from February 17 to 21, to mark the 2600th anniversary of Shwedagon Pagoda.