Rangoon Division Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has lodged a complaint with the Myanmar Press Council against Reuters news agency’s bureau in the commercial capital over an article it published earlier this month on two deals his government inked for the import of hundreds of buses from China.
Two deals to import 2,000 buses from China have caused a rift within the National League for Democracy, with Rangoon Division lawmakers questioning its cost and accusing Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein of cronyism and a lack of accountability.
Phyo Min Thein pledges to crack down on instigators of religious conflict, vowing that his government will take action against those stoking tensions following recent altercations involving Buddhists and Muslims in Rangoon.
Lawmakers in Rangoon’s divisional parliament are demanding a wide-ranging review of rental contracts that they suspect were awarded at knockdown prices under the previous military-backed administration of President Thein Sein.
Ko Ni, the prominent Burmese Muslim lawyer assassinated in Rangoon, was being closely watched by intelligence agents, according to friends and colleagues, and had received past threats over his sensitive work as an adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party.
Bob Percival’s four-year quest to collect and reproduce vintage book covers from the 1960s and ’70s has culminated in RetrogradeYangon Posters, a shop in Rangoon’s Bogyoke Market where the works can be purchased.
Burma launched a new public transport system in Rangoon on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some 5 million city dwellers.
The man suspected of battering international school teacher Gary Ferguson to death last month remains a free man as Burmese authorities bungle the paperwork necessary to solicit international assistance on the case.
In the light of rumours and conspiracy theories circulating about the murder of an ex-policeman’s family in northern Rangoon, a spokesman has confirmed that the police have not yet identified any suspects.