Malongo Coffee has agreed to buy beans from a local cooperative for the next five years in an effort to combat the area’s opium trade.
An increased budget for food will allow prisons to improve meals.
The govt says it is arranging housing and has sent forms to Hindus in Bangladesh to fill out in order to return.
‘Conditions in Myanmar's [Arakan] State are not in place to enable a safe and sustainable return ... refugees are still fleeing,’ said UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner.
Witnesses say attackers were from the same village
The US will on Saturday officially announce a second grant from its Ambassadors Fund so that restoration of the 1827 church can be completed next year.
‘They can’t sign agreements with self-administered regions and state governments unless they are approved by the Union government,’ said Brig-Gen Mya Maung, head of Myanmar’s
Sanctions have a poor record in influencing the military but have hurt the civilian population, rights group says.
Locals are suffering a shortage of rice and fuel in the conflict-torn area.
A drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscores a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, a senior UN official says.
In an open letter, they urge the govt, military to make use of their conflict-resolution capabilities
They claim Municipal Affairs Minister Min Aung tried to push the state budget through without consulting Parliament
Local sources say fighting broke out between the TNLA and the SSA-N.
Ma Ba Tha-linked group seeks clarification after Election Commission says members are in violation of registration law.
The Labor Directorate hopes the new wage will strike a balance between what employers say they can afford and what employees say they need.