Mogok prepares to party for 800th birthday

Locals hope celebrations will put the ‘Ruby Land’ on the tourist map. Planning has begun for celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the discovery of gems and subsequent founding of Mogok, a rather auspicious occasion for the city which now produces 90 percent of the world’s rubies. The three-day celebration will take place in Mhone […]

NLD to take 25% of MPs’ salary

The central executive committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has instructed its MPs to donate 25 per cent of their salary to party funds. Lower House MPs Dr May Win Myint and Aung Soe and Min Oo and Kyaw Thiha from the Upper House were assigned to collect the money. Chairperson Aung San […]