Thousands of families evicted from military-owned land have been promised new plots in exchange for the 560 acres they were allegedly squatting on. The minister for security and border affairs in Yangon said the government has a compensation plan, but was light on the exact details.
A row has flared between Yangon bus owners and the regional transport authority over access to compressed natural gas. Ma Hta Tha, the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, says it is inviting buses to sign up to receive more CNG, but some owners say they have been kept in the dark.
Built 120 years ago, the Government Technical Institute in Insein township, Yangon Region, is about to reopen – but with inadequate facilities, say officials and former students. Insein GTI social welfare association secretary Daw Thuzar Lin says the buildings are in need of repair and lab facilities are inadequate.
It's time to set lawyers free and establish the rule of law in Myanmar, a newly formed organisation of lawyers says. The Independent Lawyers’ Association of Myanmar wants to end government control over the legal profession as a first step toward rooting out the corruption and subservience many associate with the profession.
Yesterday's unseasonal rain will be back, says the weatherman. The product of strong east winds and a high-pressure system in China, downpours drenched much of the country.