Government, farmers battle for land in Loikaw

A plan to erect nearly three dozen government buildings in Loikaw has set off alarm bells among local farmers who claim the proposed location sits atop their land. Famers have contacted the State Counsellor’s Office requesting the Union government intercede.

Mon Chief Minister will hold four public meetings a year

The Mon State Chief Minister, Dr. Aye Zan, announced on May 7 that he would hold four public meetings every year to get input and build cooperation with voters in the state. He made the announcement at the first such meeting he has held, which focused on corruption and the illegal sale of public land. The meetings will all be held in the Mon State capital, Mawlamyine (Moulmein).

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