The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Speaker calls on peacemakers to put civilians first

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has urged stakeholders in the peace process to protect civilians through their actions, rather than their own interests, following repeated clashes between the Tatmadaw and various armed groups.

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Anti-illegal trade mobile teams to expand scope

Mandalay International Airport to be one of three new areas of focus for Ministry of Commerce agents who are aiming to crack down on the country’s ilicit border trade.

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Chinese demand is pushing padauk to extinction: report

The Forest Department has rejected calls for the government to enforce an international anti-smuggling treaty to combat the illicit trade in timber from two species of trees, which an environmental group warns could be logged to extinction within three years.

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ILO Convention to come into force in December

An International Labour Organisation convention aimed at combating the worst of underage working offenses is set to come into effect in December.

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Passive smoke: an enemy to nonsmokers

Millions of smokers in Myanmar prove to be a serious health threat to those around them who choose not to light up.

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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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