Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay FDA lauds clampdown on food additives

The Food and Drug Administration is attributing a decrease in potentially toxic food additives to bi-weekly tests for chemical dyes in Mandalay markets.

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Nay Pyi Taw police force copes with crimes

Police have vowed stronger action against crime in Pyinmana township, the modestly delinquent younger brother of sedate Nay Pyi Taw. Under the command of Nay Pyi Taw Regional Police Force, the Pyinmana township police force is now stepping up to its responsibilities for security.

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Bus careens into Nay Pyi Taw gold shop

A bus travelling at high speed smashed into a gold shop in the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory at about 6am yesterday on its way from Monywa to the capital.

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Hotels told to get licences before building

Would-be hoteliers who fail to apply for a licence before construction starts will not be permitted to operate, the government has announced. U Myo Win Nyunt, director of the hotel and tourism supervision division of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, told The Myanmar Times yesterday that the ministry’s days of turning a blind eye were over.

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Irrigation budget halved in agricultural policy change

A shift in policy, away from building dams and toward running irrigation channels to farmland, has led to a 50 percent cut in the request for irrigation funding next year, the agriculture ministry says. U Myo Tint Tun, assistant secretary in the ministry, told The Myanmar Times on July 18 that expenditure in 2017-18 would be less than half of this year’s level.

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Flood-wary Sidoktaya locals demand dam fixes

Hundreds of flood victims protested in Magwe Region’s Sidoktaya township on July 17, demanding upgrades to local dams and compensation for crops lost to flooding.

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Martyrs’ Day crowd packs Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San Museum

People flocked to the Bogyoke Aung San Museum in Yangon’s Bahan township yesterday, as nationwide commemorations marked the day 69 years ago that Myanmar’s independence hero and eight colleagues were gunned down by a political rival.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park monument lacks funds

Additional money is needed to erect a Bogyoke Aung San statue and a Panglong monument in Pindaya township’s new Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park, said National League for Democracy official U Myint Lwin.

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Martyrs’ Day makes strides for national reconciliation

Yesterday's commemoration of the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day was marked by a series of firsts: the first observed under the new government, the first attended by the commander-in-chief and the first held at the newly upgraded Martyrs’ Mausoleum.

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President U Htin Kyaw observes Waso and Martyrs’ Day

On yesterday’s double holiday – Martyrs’ Day and the full moon day of Waso – President U Htin Kyaw donated Waso robes and honoured fallen martyrs in the Dhammayone, a religious community hall in the Nay Pyi Taw Council Office compound.

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