Rangoon authorities place curbs on religious worship to avoid flare-up in sectarian violence

Although the Rangoon regional government appears to have issued a directive last week to restrict communal worship in homes and other unauthorised venues, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has said it will have no hand in enforcing the new rules. Aung San Win, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, […]

Rangoon Chief Minister Attempts to Defuse Electricity Concerns

RANGOON — Rangoon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Tuesday that Burma’s commercial capital will continue to face blackouts in the coming months as attempts are made to address the city’s weak power cables and growing electricity demands. “We need to think about the long-term, sustainable reconstruction of underground cables that were weak in […]