Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Seized timber under military microscope in Pyin Oo Lwin

The Tatmadaw is responsible for taking action in a case involving more than 300 tonnes of illegally harvested timber in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, which was discovered last month in a protected forest area cordoned off for military research.

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Poets gather K14m for flood victims and measles patients

The Myanmar Poets Union raised more than K14 million for flood victims and measles patients over a one-week period by selling hand-written poems and drawings by Myanmar artists, said Ma Eain Dra, who is charge of the organisation’s finances.

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100-day plan business as usual

The National League for Democracy’s much-touted 100-day plan for its few months in office did not see a marked increase in productivity, say representatives of three ministries.

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Committee to oversee Nay Pyi Taw market

Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee’s Market Department is forming a Market Development Committee to oversee issues relating to the Zabuthiri township market.

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Uncertain fate for many migrant workers

When the news finally made its way to her home in Tanintharyi Region, Daw Phyu Khine knew she had to go to Yangon.

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Health assistants want changes to the system

Health assistants want more opportunities for promotion, better education and a new name, the Blue Ribbon campaign committee announced at an event in Nay Pyi Taw’s Sky Palace hotel on August 13 and 14.

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Farmers seek reform of seized lands scrutiny

Villagers in Magwe Region’s Sinbaungwe township are calling for the reconstitution of committees in the township tasked with resolving seized land claims, saying their current memberships do not have locals’ approval.

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FM prepares to discuss Myitsone, peace process during China visit

Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to be poring over her briefing books today as she prepares for what could be a testing visit to China from August 17 to 20. Two issues in particular are likely to be on the agenda: the future of the suspended Myitsone dam project and the peace process, both of more than passing interest to Beijing.

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Myanmar remains country of ‘grave concern’ in US religious freedom report

In its first report since the National League for Democracy took power pledging movement toward greater religious equality, the United States Committee on International Religious Freedom still sees cause for “grave concern” in the country’s rights record.

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NPT allocates K1.9b for road repairs

More than K1.8 billion (US$1.5 million) has been earmarked for road and bridge repairs in the 2016-17 fiscal year for the eight townships comprising Nay Pyi Taw, according to U Tun Win, deputy minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.

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