Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Home Affairs officials charged under anti-corruption law

A Karen State administrator and other high ranking Home Affairs Ministry officials have been charged under the anti-corruption law, U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of the State Counsellor’s Office, said on Monday.

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16 Myanmar workers rescued from Malaysian fishing boat

Sixteen Myanmar migrant workers, including three minors under 18 years old, who were allegedly ‘sold’ to a Malaysia fishing boat in southern Thailand were rescued by Thai officials on July 13, according to a Thai-based migrant rights groups.

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HAGL and Royal Ace Mega sign deal to develop Cineplex

Vietnamese developer Hoang AnhGia Lai (HAGL) and local digital cinema chain Royal Ace Mega Company have signed an agreement to develop a multi-screen cinema complex at phase two of HAGL’s Myanmar Centre project.

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Depression to bring heavy rain to the region

Heavy or isolated heavy rain is expected across the country in the next three days due to a weather system from the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea.

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Indonesia wants direct Jakarta-Yangon air links

INDONESIAN government is requesting Myanmar to allow direct flights connecting Jakarta and Yangon to spur tourism and business activities between both nations.

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20,000 flood victims relocated in Sagaing

Nearly 20,000 flood victims from 4158 households in several townships near Chindwin River were relocated from July 3 to 16, according to Sagaing Region Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department.

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Amarapura villages hit by rising waters

AYEYARWADY River’s rising water level has triggered panic among villagers in Amarapura township, in Mandalay, forcing residents to live in temporary shelter along the roads, fearing their houses could be inundated by the gushing water.

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Five malaria-free regions by 2020

The Public Health Department is aiming to make five regions free from malaria by 2020, which will also help the government achieve its goal to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease nationwide by 2030.

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Myanmar not on track to renewable energy: civil societies

MYANMAR has been focusing on coal and large hydropower projects and is not on track to develop renewable energy sources, local and international civil societies said in a recent statement.

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After deadline, Mandalay and Kayin remain Ma Ba Tha strongholds

The deadline to stop activities under the name of Ma Ba Tha passed on July 15 but some nationalist monks still refuse to soften their stance.

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