Take it easy on migrants: groups

Labour rights advocates want the government to adopt a lenient approach when it starts registering about 1.5 million illegal migrant workers Monday, warning that strict registration conditions will scare them off.

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Cache of assault rifles seized in Thazi

Police seized a cache of 22 assault rifles near Kywe Tet Stone toll gate in Thazi township in Mandalay during an inspection of vehicles, Thazi’s police chief said.

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Tourism boost for Manaung Island

The government was set to conduct a study to explore the tourism potential of Manaung Island in Rakhine State, said Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung.

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Exhibition to promote awareness of fake drugs

The Food and Drug Administration Department (FDA) will organise a medical products exhibition to promote public awareness about fake drugs in the market.

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EU invited as guest to East Asia Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Donald Tusk, president of the European Union, to attend the 12th East Asia Summit (EAS) as a guest of the ASEAN chair.

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Govt, UN Rapporteur ‘disappointed’ in each other

The Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor has expressed disappointment about the statements of UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee who did not hide her disappointment about the alleged failure of Yangon to address human rights abuses.

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e-Mandalay web portal launched

Mandalay launched last week its e-Mandalay Web Portal, which covers public services for 74 departments, said the chair of the e-Government implementation committee.

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MP U Sein Win quits ruling NLD, citing lack of freedom

For the first time since the National League for Democracy was elected to parliament in the 2012 by-election, an NLD lawmaker has resigned from the party, citing a lack of freedom.

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Two die, over 100,000 displaced in July floods

Two people died and over 110,000 were displaced in floods in several parts of the country from July 1 to July 22, the Department of Relief and Resettlement said.

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Protesting golf caddies to set up camp at Shwe Man Taung

A camp will be set up by golf caddies at Shwe Man Taung golf course in Oo-pote-taw ward, Aung Myay Tharzan township, Mandalay, who lost their jobs in spite of a decision by a national arbitration council to reinstate them, according to caddies.

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