UPDJC agrees in principle to allow administrative regions and states a federal right to adopt their own constitutions, but only on the basis that they do not seek to break away from Burma.
In a speech last week, Aung San Suu Kyi said all people in Arakan State “have access to education and healthcare services without discrimination.” For critics, however, that’s simply not true — a contention supported by a report that Suu Kyi’s own government has embraced.
The BBC’s Burmese-language news service has severed ties with Burma’s MNTV, with the former citing “interference” from the state broadcaster, saying it had constituted “a serious breach of trust with our audiences.”
Burmese authorities on Thursday put up a signboard naming a newly constructed bridge in Mon State after the late General Aung San, a controversial designation that has been met with protests by local residents.
The heat warning comes as mercury rises to levels akin to baking temperatures, especially in parts of central Burma.
The Burmese government is aiming to hold the third round of the Union Peace Conference next month, according to the State Counsellor’s Office.