The residence of former UN Secretary-General U Thant has been restored to its original glory and opened as a museum on Sunday, according to a report in the state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar.
Villagers in Hpa-an Township, Karen State say for the first time in memory Government officials have involved them in discussions about a development project planned for their area. Villagers’ say an assessment was carried out and they were consulted with over a development project before it started.
It is reported that due to recent clashes between, Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and Burma army in the Loi Zay region, Tangyan Township in northern Shan State, thousands local people in the region are fleeing to the township seat.
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