An editorial in the state-run daily Kyemon calls for a permanent suspension of the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project.
A Rangoon monk initiated a project requesting donations of long hair which could then be made into wigs and hair extensions.
Police in Sagaing Division say there has been a noticeable increase in illegal logging activities since a one-year ban went into effect on 1 June.
“At first, we [neighbours] could smell it. Then it became unbearable, and people started running around. The fumes lingered for about 20-25 minutes, burning our eyes, and causing breathing difficulties.”
More than 90 people have been treated for dysentery at the public hospital in Prome, with at least half of them suffering from acute symptoms.
Burmese Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi met her Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers in Laos on Sunday.