Burma’s former capital Rangoon is gearing up for major developments with a new zoning proposal that includes a recreational riverside green zone and demarcated heritage zones.
Aung San Suu Kyi joined the world in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela on Friday, while speaking at the Women’s Forum Myanmar in Rangoon.
Thabyaw lake in Mandalay division is being contaminated from pesticides and overuse, causing the villagers to contract diseases such as hepatitis.
The Burmese embassy in Bangkok has issued a warning to Burmese nationals and migrant workers in Thailand not to get involved with the anti-government protests taking place in the country.
Burma’s poppy fields are the second main source of the world’s heroin and an increasing number of the country’s youth are becoming addicts.
Residents in Magwe’s Taungdwingyi stage a protest to demand the removal of a petrol station, which they claim is a safety risk.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday called the government’s refusal for quadripartite constitutional discussions as “inconsistent” with reform, during an address to the Burmese community in Melbourne, Australia.
Since the Burmese government started allowing new cars to be imported in 2011, many more taxis can be found on the streets of Rangoon. Htay Htay Win is a female taxi driver.