Thousands turned out, many on motorbikes and tractor carts, in this delta town, where almost every household subsists on rice cultivation and fishing.
Thousands of people attended a USDP campaign rally on Monday in Myaungmya Township, amid suggestions that many were lured by the offer of a free meal.
Residents in Myaungmya are demanding an investigation into corruption among hospital staff, that includes extortion, misuse of medical supplies, and denying patients treatment.
Land prices have increased up to tenfold recently in the Irrawaddy delta town of Myaungmya where many investors believe a new 333-tonne bronze bell will become a major tourist attraction.
In MyaungMya, Irrawaddy region, today 16 Feb, police disperse violently by using water cannon spraying including firing tear gas and rubber bullets to more than 30 thousand anti-coup protesters who are demanding to release 3 detained locals, leaving some protesters injured by being hit by a rubber bullet. The strength of the Civil Disobedience Movement-CDM …
The families of two people killed when a bridge in Myaungmya Township collapsed over the weekend have received 2.6 million kyats ($1,950) in financial assistance from two Union ministries and the Irrawaddy Region government.