Three ex-regional chief ministers of Myanmar’s former ruling party who were found to have plundered development funds are still party members.
A court in Irrawaddy Region on Friday sentenced five leaders of the Soul Family, accused of blasphemy and persuading its members to shun their families, to a year with hard labor.
In his first meeting with reporters since the scandal broke, U San Min Aung said he pocketed none of the money earmarked for vehicle purchases and actually spent some of his own.
At an investment fair held at Ngwesaung recently, the chief minister promoted the region’s potential for investment in oil, minerals, livestock, agriculture, property and tourism
Police say the constable shot the detainee by accident while watching him fight with another man inside his cell at a police station in Irrawaddy Region.