The “88 Generation” has established a party organising committee in the ethnic Bamar heartland of Hinthada Township, Irrawaddy Division, as it eyes becoming a major political force in future.
A changing climate is putting downward pressure on residents in Burma’s Dry Zone, where farming families stretch back generations.
Residents of some villages in Irrawaddy Division’s Ngapudaw Township say they are beating back a recent infestation of rats, with hundreds of the vermin dispatched by local brigades of amateur exterminators this week.
Experts say Burma is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, as the Health Ministry slashes anti-virus measures due to a lack of funds.
Celebrated Burmese meteorologist Tun Lwin has predicted that floods will soon blanket all of western Arakan State, as well as the Chin, Sagaing and Kachin regions.
All three crew members aboard a Burmese Air Force helicopter were killed when it crashed in the Pegu Division town of Daik-U on Tuesday.