Local farmers of Madaya, Mandalay division have been charged with crimes ranging from sedition to trespassing and staging unauthorised protest after they took up tools and farmed land they claim is rightfully theirs.
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (YSH) and Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd (HSH) announced on Monday that they will partner on the development of the Peninsula Yangon [Rangoon], a five-star resort that will incorporate the 1880s structure into a more modern type of travel hub.
Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population has launched an advance census in remote parts of KachinState in the country’s far north. The controversial survey — which some have even requested postponing — will not begin until 30 March in most parts of the country.
A public address by visiting British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire, scheduled to be held at Rangoon University on Thursday, was moved to a last-minute closed-door session at the British Council in Rangoon “for reasons beyond our control.”
Residents of Ayadaw Township in Sagaing Division claim they were forcibly recruited for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) by local civil servants when they applied for citizen identification cards.