Yangon police say they have made the country’s largest-ever seizure of narcotics, valuing 2.67 tonnes of methamphetamine tablets found in the back of a truck parked on the city’s outskirts at more than US$100 million.
Villagers accuse resident monks of breaching the law by living in the pagoda compound for an extended period.
Yangon’s Insein Prison will open its doors this week to a leading monk, who will donate food and preach to inmates and staff under social reforms initiated by the government.
Yangon Region’s most remote corner has just become a little more accessible. Engineers have completed the first phase of a new jetty on Coco Island, intended to make it easier for ships to visit.
Yangon residents got a rare chance to explore the long-shuttered and now-decrepit chambers of General Aung San yesterday as the Secretariat Building was made open to the public to mark the 68th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.
Air-pollution levels in downtown Yangon exceed international standards, city authorities have revealed.
Local and foreign students at Yangon’s International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University (ITBMU) will be able to stay at a new K490 million dormitory, the university authorities announced on July 15.
Following a rash of arrests and convictions of protesters, the US embassy in Yangon has criticised the government’s increasing use of restrictive assembly laws to crack down on political gatherings.