Seven firefighters were injured and tens of millions of kyat lost in a blaze at an electronic showroom in Mayangone township yesterday, according to Myanmar Fire Service Department officials.
The National League for Democracy has announced a November 25 deadline for party chapters across the country’s states and regions to submit by-election candidate lists to the NLD’s central office.
BRT Lite buses did not run on November 14 because drivers went on strike against company policies related to insurance and accidents.
The Mayangone Township Court has found Ko Hla Phone guilty of defaming top government officials in a series of Facebook posts, with the judge handing down a two-year prison sentence for the offending insults.
In an effort to get the CEO and chief editor of Eleven Media Group out of Insein Prison, Myanmar Press Council officials say they will try to persuade Yangon Region’s chief minister to withdraw his defamation suit against the two men.
Several unofficial shanty towns erected around Yangon are at risk of triggering an explosion as they were built above old, unreliable gas pipelines, according to a government official.