Locals are calling for official assistance, as well as measures to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as dysentery.
Some 60 forestry staff arrive in Kyaukpadaung, bringing six tame elephants to lure the wild herd, and tranquiliser guns in case things get out of hand.
Thousands turn out in the hometown of Gen. Aung San in Magwe Division for the start of seven days of festivities to commemorate his 100th birthday.
Students have launched a demonstration against the National Education Law in the Magwe Division town of Pakokku.
The pilot scheme will target non-registered children in Magwe, Moulmein and Hakha, and is part of a long-term goal to issue birth certificates to every child in Burma.
Local residents in Kanyin said their homes and farm equipment were damaged by an abrupt surge in the water level on Friday evening that also left farms and fields buried…