In April, Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) unveiled a 1,500 Kyat (less than $2) worth CDMA mobile SIM to the public in the country and has reached the countryside recently but the costs have risen many folds, according to local news sources.
Loi Taileng — 19 May 2012 was the last time the Shan State Army (SSA) South, officially the Restoration Council of Shan State /Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) and Naypyitaw’s Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) met in Kengtung to sign a 12 point union level agreement.
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has urged the government and the Central Committee for Implementation of Stability and Development in Rakhine State to urgently implement the recommendations of the Rakhine Investigation Commission in the strife-torn region.
Ten residents of Maday Island, who were charged on April 19 for protesting against the island’s pipeline project without official permission, were released on bail on Monday following a hearing at Kyaukphyu Township Court, according to the Malay Island Development Committee.
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