“I did not expect to be appointed chief minister,” he said. “If anything, I thought I might one day become a minister for agriculture.”
A meeting of the Irrawaddy Region legislature, convened Monday to approve a replacement for former Chief Minister Mahn Johnny, was postponed and rescheduled for 18 January, with lawmakers told a…
Over 3,000 local villagers returned home on Wednesday after a storm warning issued earlier in the week was lifted by the government’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
Residents of Sankin Island in the Irrawaddy delta say there is no relief in sight as flooding in the area continues three weeks after it began.
Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta to leave some of their land fallow.
The incident occurred when reporters for private media outlets were blocked from attending a meeting held by the Irrawaddy Division government.