Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Govt still silent over Tatmatdaw’s complaint

The government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) is still silent over the complaint by Tatmadaw regarding a comment made by Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.

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Yangon urge public to fight dengue

Yangon's Public Health Department has accelerated its effort to eradicate mosquitoes in a bid to contain the surge of dengue cases in the region.

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Myanmar workers with pink cards told to get ‘ticket of leave’

Myanmar workers holding temporary work permits are being advised to seek approval from labour authorities before leaving their designated areas for nationality verification.

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Mandalay farmers vow to continue protest

Farmers staging a sit-in protest in Aung Myay Tharzan township, Mandalay Region, in support of those who face criminal charges and whose farmland has been confiscated said they will not end their strike until government officials meet with them to discuss their problems, said protest leaders.

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Hluttaw approves amendments to Special Commodity Tax Law

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday passed the Amendment Bill of Special Commodity Tax Law aimed at improving revenue collection.

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EU donates K2.3 billion to ‘Mora’ victims in Rakhine

The European Union (EU) has donated K2.3 billion (US$1.68 million) to help tens of thousands of victims of tropical cyclone ‘Mora’ in the northern part of Rakhine State, the union said in a statement.

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Budget lodgings required for patients and attendants at Mandalay General

Land is an issue at Mandalay General Hospital, which needs to build budget lodgings for patients and staff, government officials told the regional Hluttaw on July 10.

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Govt lukewarm to amending med student gender ratio

The government is not keen on amending the 50:50 male-female gender ratio for medical students in the country but would also like to maintain the higher lower mark imposed on medical entrance tests for female students compared with their male counterparts, said Ministry of Education’s deputy minister U Win Maw Tun.

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Myanmar’s working-age population can grow gradually

If a country has a substantial portion of working-age people it is an opportunity for the economic growth, which is called a “demographic bonus”.

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US diplomat calls on Myanmar to accept fact-finding mission

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has urged the Myanmar government to allow the fact-finding mission appointed by United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate alleged rights abuses by security personnel in northern Rakhine State in an attack last October.

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