Shortcomings in education and awareness campaigning dampened voter interest in the 1 April by-election and resulted in lower turnout than Burma’s 2015 general election, the Myanmar Election Observation Network says.
A year after more than US$100 million worth of methamphetamine tablets was seized from an abandoned truck in Rangoon, police say the main suspects remain at large.
The Global Climate Risk Index 2015 lists Honduras as the country suffering most from the effects of extreme weather events in the 20-year period.
Burma’s nascent internet industry has seen rampant abuse by extremist groups spreading misinformation, inciting violence and circulating false reports and pictures.
Rangoon’s police force has just over 5,000 officers, enforcing the law and dealing with the crime in a city of more than seven million people.
Fighting broke out between the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Burmese government forces in Ta Pha Saung, an area located in Shan State’s Kaese Township.