Doctors fear a highly spiced country diet could be contributing to the spread of colitis, a painful gastric disease that appears to be increasing, particularly in rural areas. Health experts say they are braced for a rise in the number of cases.
Killing dogs violates the precepts of Buddhism, a leading monk has told the regional government as part of a sustained effort by activists to stop the city authorities poisoning strays.
Landless , extorted and often violently evicted, Yangon’s unofficial tenants will now be shipped into “rehabilitation” camps as part of the new government’s plan to address the squatter issue.
More heavy rain is expected in southern Myanmar over the next few days, after which the southwest monsoon will make its way north and envelop the entire country in rain, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
Three people have been electrocuted in separate incidents in Yangon Region on the same day. Two of them, including a boy aged about 16, who has not yet been identified, apparently died in the street as a result of faulty power lines.
The sudden collapse of a K400 million drainage wall following days of heavy rain could undermine the foundations of several nearby apartment blocks and put nearly 600 residents at risk, locals fear.