UEC assumes nationwide vote

U Tin Aye, Chairman of the Union Electoral Commission (UEC), told members of the press on 22 July that it is unlikely that areas with conflict will have the opportunity to vote in the 2015 general elections and that political candidates are barred from campaigning on military sites.

PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY

Transparency a major concern in maintaining Inlay Lake

A change in Myanmar’s second largest lake was noticed by 35-year-old fisherman, Ko Yan Naing, three months ago. He started to catch shrimp on Inlay Lake because he found it was getting harder to find fish. This was the first time in his 10-year career as a fisherman that he has had to switch to the work to bring in shrimp. He said many fishermen are extending their working hours – night and day in some cases - in order to maintain their original fishing catch. Others find they have to take up jobs on plantations to bring in extra income to get by, he said.

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