Thousands of Buddhist monks gathered in Mandalay on Sunday for an event partly organised by a scandal-hit Thai temple whose abbot is wanted for questioning on money-laundering allegations.
Flooding has driven thousands of people from their homes in Mandalay Division as seasonal monsoon rains wreak havoc on the region.
Kyaw Myo Swe had recently filed a lawsuit against Swe Win, accusing the Myanmar Now editor of defaming firebrand monk Wirathu.
Police forcibly broke up a sit-in last night, when they cleared farmers, who were protesting land grabs, from a site in central Mandalay. The farmers had been occupying the protest…
The four students were detained for staging a protest against what they called “military-style oppression” within Burma’s education system.
The introduction of more productive crops is a key strategy for helping vulnerable communities in the Dry Zone.