Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Yangon chief minister apologises to military chief: Tatmadaw

Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein apologised to military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on July 13 for his remark about the military chief’s ranking, the Commander-in-Chief Office confirmed Sunday.

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Foreign firms may be allowed to join Myanmar e-lottery business

A stamp-duty amendment and government lottery bills that would open the e-lottery business to all were submitted to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on July 14.

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Grade 1 started in June, but students still lack books

There are shortages of Grade 1 textbooks in primary schools and the Department of Basic Education will fill the need this month, according to the department.

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India, Myanmar boost cooperation in many areas: ambassador

With strong historical links, India and Myanmar have built long-lasting bilateral relations both in terms of trade and diplomacy, but more needs to be done.

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Mandalay Ma Ba Tha considers sending request to keep its name

The Patriotic Association of Myanmar (Ma Ba Tha) of Mandalay said it had received a suggestion to submit a letter to the State Sangha Maha Nayaka (Ma Ha Na) about the use of its name at a special meeting on July 12.

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Hundreds of evacuees remain in Namtu camps

More than 500 evacuees remain in five refugee camps in Namtu in the northern Shan State for fear of being caught in the clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups, a senior border affairs official said.

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Govt makes K5.3 billion from sale of seized timber in 2016-17

The Government earned more than K5.3 billion from selling seized timber at auction in fiscal year 2016-17, U Ohn Win, minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, told the Pyithu Hluttaw on Thursday.

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FDA crackdown on formalin-laced food in Yangon

During a surprise check, officials from the Food and Drug Administration discovered several shops in Yangon selling food that contained illegal chemicals.

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Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss amendment of Section 66(d)

The amendment of Section 66(d) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law will be discussed in the Amyotha Hluttaw.

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Young Myanmar heart patient thanks Beijing

A Myanmar girl who previously suffered from congenital heart disease has sent a letter of thanks to Chinese president after she underwent a successful surgery in Beijing making possible the recovery of her health status.

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