Rangoon traffic police have announced that they charged 12,000 drivers for traffic violations in just one week. Fines for breaking traffic rules generally incurred a 1,500 kyat (US$1.50) fine, police authorities said.
Lower house speaker calls for parliamentary commission to submit at least seven options for electoral systems – including proportional representation and first-past-the-post – that could be suitable to Burma.
Deputy Minister of Electric Power Maung Thar Thwe fielded questions about the controversial Tasang hydropower project during a lower house parliamentary session on Tuesday, assuring the house that the project will be implemented with a focus on domestic needs.
The Karenni alphabet – kyal poe gyi or kayah li – was created in 1962, and has only ever been widely taught at refugee camps in Thailand. It appears to be modelled, linguists say, on Thai and Burmese scripts.
Local farmers from Mandalay Division’s Sintgai Township were sentenced to prison terms of up to eight months on Tuesday under charges of trespassing and destroying property while staging a plough protest in May.
A court hearing for more than 170 farmers from Kanbalu Township, who were charged for conducting plough protests, is postponed after their lawyers petitioned for jailed farmers to be included in the proceedings.