A newspaper published by the former ruling party of ex-generals has claimed that crime has sharply risen under the democratically elected government of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and that her efforts to impose rule of law have failed.
Factory owners are circulating a blacklist of about 85 workers associated with trade union activity and the organisation of industrial action. Known activists are finding it increasingly difficult to find employment even as employers are ordered to rehire workers dismissed for union-related activity.
Squatters living in five villages of northern Yangon Region have been given a September 5 deadline to clear out of their illegal dwellings, according to a press conference held by members of the affected populations.
Yangon police have sought to quell speculation over the quadruple homicide of a former police officer and three of his family members in Mingaladon township last week, after rumours about possible motives and culprits circulated widely on social media.
Got a problem you think your local MP can fix? On August 27 you can call him or her up and talk about it. Elected representatives from six southern Yangon Region townships will be available on that morning to answer their constituents’ questions.
A power plant fuelled by garbage will add 300 kilowatts an hour to the Yangon city grid, while at the same time reducing pollution, experts say. The waste-energy factory, due to open next April in Shwe Pyi Thar township, is already 80 percent complete, said U Aung Myint Maw, assistant chief engineer at Yangon City Development Committee.
Health officials are fighting back against a deadly outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, which has killed 19 people, including four children, since January. The Department of Public Health has launched a program to vaccinate 40,000 people in the hardest-hit locations.