The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 31 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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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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