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No casualties were reported in a fire that did extensive damage to property owned by a mining company in Hpakant Township on Wednesday.
The authorities in Mandalay are planning to install more CCTV cameras across the central Burma city as part of a plan to more effectively fight crime.
Plans to build stages for viewing Taunggyi’s annual hot-air balloon contests are scrapped after local groups protest the commercialization of the event.
Land conflicts in Burma have escalated in recent years, with military and armed groups driving people from their land, and new laws failing to protect farmers, says a rights watchdog.
Japan will provide aid worth US$7.73 billion to Burma over five years to support its peace-building and development efforts, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.