The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

What does the future hold for Ma Ba Tha?

The Organization for Protection of Nationality and Religion, also known as Ma Ba Tha (in the Myanmar langauge) is going to celebrate its fourth anniversary of its formation, on May 27.

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MPs investigate validity of coffee, mulberry and teak plantations

In the past, forest lands in the Pyin Oo Lwin township of the Mandalay region had been taken over by military officials, retired civil servants, and entrepreneurs, to plant coffee, mulberry and teak.

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Illegal digging for iron ore near Inya village

People are digging up red soil which contains iron ore near the Inya village of Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region. It is suspected that they are digging illegally and the township administration office does not know about it.

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New Bagan info centre opening soon

The construction of an information center in the Bagan cultural zone for local and foreign tourists will be completed by the end of May.

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No pay-rise plan for civil servants

There are no plans for a pay hike for civil servants even though the new government is in its second year.

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Endangered turtles, tortoises saved by conservation

Conservationists have successfully bred the ten turtle and tortoise species in Myanmar that are on the endangered and critically endangered list.

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New health insurance scheme available

A new form of health insurance scheme was made available last year where the rate of each unit is charged according to one’s age bracket.

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Earmarked tax target increased by K11b in Mandalay

The amount of earmarked tax collected from entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region for this financial year has been increased by K11 billion compared to the previous year, U Kyaw Aung Moe, deputy director from Mandalay Region’s Department of Revenue, said on on Wednesday.

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Wa-led northern groups to meet with State Counsellor today

State’s Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted the request of Wa-led groups from northern Myanmar to meet today afternoon in Nay Pyi Taw on the sideline of the ongoing Union Peace Conference, government and ethnic leaders confirmed.

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Heated debate on ‘secession’ on second day of Panglong

A Debate about the appropriateness of including the phrase “non-secession from the union” as part of the basic principle of a peace agreement dominated the second day of the 21st-century Panglong, said representatives from the forum.

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