Yangon’s Eastern District Court yesterday sentenced three people to 10 years’ imprisonment for their role in trafficking a Yangon woman to China, where she was sold off as a bride and had a baby.
Upward of 150 Buddhist nationalists converged at a rally in Yangon’s Tarmwe township yesterday, protesting against international pressure over the migrant boat crisis, as well as perceived bias in foreign media coverage.
A deal on compensation for local residents seems to have unlocked the way to the long-awaited bridge over the Yangon River linking downtown Yangon with Dala township.
Young Men’s Buddhist Association had been forced to halt its work for newly a year due to investigation.
The National Unity Party is trying hard to woo the factory workers’ vote.
A senior editor at Thamaga weekly said yesterday she had been charged by police for her involvement in an unauthorised rally calling for freedom of expression held in Yangon more than six months ago.
Yangon authorities face a one-man protest this weekend as a local resident takes to the streets to denounce the policy of taxing out-of-town vehicles, and the tax collectors who carry out that policy. And they’re not even polite about it.