Alleged riot instigators’ trial begins

The trial of the two people accused of instigating a riot has started at Mingalar Taunglyunt Township court in Yangon Region on May 12.

Tin Htut Zaw, also known as Ko Latt, and Aung Aung Myint, also known as Ma Aung, will be detained at Insein prison until the second round of the hearing on May 22.

The hearing took place amidst tight security.

Yangon registers 25,000 Hlaingthaya 'squatters'

 Yangon regional government has issued smart cards to 25,000 registered squatters in Hlaingthaya Township.

The regional government has been collecting a list of squatters in the township in recent weeks.

Township MP Myat Min Thu said: “We are still collecting the lists of squatters. The number of squatters in Hlaingthaya is expected to reach about 50,000.”

Govt targets illegal electricity users

There were 28 cases of illegal use of electricity in February and March this year with 

Farming dominates child labour

The agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors make up 60 per cent of total child workers, according

Shan coal power plant to run health tests

Tikyit coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State will be tested for one year and if the results point to serious consequences, it will be stopped, says Swe Thein, Shan State's minister for e

Electricity subsidies face axe

The government is planning to revise electricity prices as the subsidies cost around Ks333 billion annually, according to permanent secretary Htay Aung of the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy.

Ks200 lottery to end this month

The sale of Ks

MP to discuss school bus plan

A Yangon MP representing Dagon Township said he would discuss the Yangon Region government’s school bus plan.

Pharmaceutical charges on rise: FDA

The number of charges against vendors of sub-quality drugs and aphrodisiacs has totalled over 90 since January, according to the Food and Drug Administration

More drugs seized in Maungdaw

Over Ks 3 billion worth of amphetamine pills along Butheetaung – Maungdaw Road on the morning of May 11.

The suspects were reportedly transferring a “suspicious package” along the road from a SURF pickup truck into a container truck when the 6 mile police patrol from Butheetaung Township saw them.