The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Call for action on use of drugs in fish farming

Health officials have called on the Department of Fisheries to crack down on the use of antibiotics at fisheries farms, after chloramphenicol residue was recently found in dried prawn products exported to Britain.

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Flower power helps kids in Mandalay stay in class

Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.

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New law could force private unis to teach state curriculum

Private universities will have to offer the same curriculum as state-run universities under a new education law, a senior official from the Department of Higher Education has told The Myanmar Times.

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Road deaths fall in Mandalay

Police in Mandalay have reported a slight drop in road deaths in the first half of this year.

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NLD set to reveal final signature count

The final tally of signatures gathered by the National League for Democracy during its petition campaign calling for a constitutional amendment could be announced as early as the end of the month.

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DICA returns to Yangon

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), the principle body for foreign and domestic investment, has returned to Yangon from Nay Pyi Taw, to provide better access to businesses, an official said.

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Part of Yangon-MDY highway to be tarred

The Ministry of Construction will tar 240 kilometres (150 miles) of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw- Mandalay highway in an effort to improve safety on the road.

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US slams ‘Unity’ jailings

The United States on July 18 condemned tough jail terms handed down on five Myanmar journalists for publishing a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory.

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Arrests made over Mandalay killings

Police in Mandalay have arrested a number of people in connection with the killing of two men, a Buddhist and a Muslim, at the height of religious violence earlier this month.

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Veteran editor takes up senior post with ‘The Myanmar Times’

MCM buys Freedom Daily and Myanma Dana business magazine as it adds strength to its team in preparation for transition to daily publishing.

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