Flyovers are not enough to relieve congestion, city heritage experts have been told.
Myanmar has come under renewed pressure to lift itself from the bottom rung of countries to have ratified key international human rights treaties.
Calling all cars – do you want to join Hello Cabs? You need an air-conditioned vehicle, nice manners, clean clothes – and lose the betel. Diplomatic experience is helpful, but bargaining skills are not required.
Fishermen who were enslaved and in some cases held captive for a decade aboard seafood trawlers in Indonesia are now taking part in a lawsuit against one of the accused companies.
The defence in the long-running London Sayadaw case has suffered another setback as the judge, U Tin Tun Oo, allowed the submission of evidence despite a claim that it was unlawful.
A new group is increasingly at risk for contracting HIV in Myanmar: women.
The Ministry of Health marked World HIV/AIDS day last week noting the success of fewer deaths and a stabilising infection rate, yet treatment remains an enormous stumbling block. With a dire lack of equipment, specialists and funding, HIV/AIDS treatment is barely reaching half of those who need it in Myanmar, patients and doctors say.
The National League for Democracy marked the 95th anniversary of National Day yesterday with a pledge to honour the legacy of striking university students who launched the unrest that eventually lead to liberation from colonial rule.
At Shwedagon Pagoda, it is a common enough sight – citizens taking up brooms or wash-cloths to keep the compound swept clean and the toilets sparkling. Devout Buddhists do this to acquire merit.