Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Traditional medicine practitioners sour over unlicensed technology prohibition

Practitioners of Myanmar traditional medicine are being reduced to the status of mere masseurs, they are complaining. They were attacking a statement released by the health department forbidding them to use technology that is unlicensed or has no connection with Myanmar traditional healing techniques.

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Day-trippers to Sont Ye Lake on the rise

More and more people are coming to enjoy a day out on the lake, amid sleeping birds and tasty fish, with visitors to Mandalay Region’s Sont Ye natural lake on the rise this year, residents say.

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Police intercept car import racket

Traffic police confiscated 36 unlicensed “top model” cars at monasteries in Mandalay on the same day this week, according to officials.

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Spat with Thailand over park proposal

Myanmar is contesting more than one-third of the land in a national park that Thailand has nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Workers protest changes at privatised garment factory

Nearly 600 workers marched on Paleik in Singaing township yesterday, demanding the state reconsider an agreement that transferred a state-owned factory to the private sector.

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Ban on Muslim lawyers network sought

Lawyers from Mandalay have appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs to abolish a newly formed Muslim lawyers association for fear that it will create problems and divisions.

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Land seized by Health Ministry to be returned

Some or even all of the 1300 acres of farmland grabbed in 1978 for the construction of a leprosy hospital in Mandalay Region will be returned to previous owners, local officials said over the weekend.

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Police make massive drug bust amid 100 days crackdown

Police in Mandalay Region reported the seizure of more than K2 billion (US$1.7 million) worth of pseudoephedrine powder and tablets on June 14.

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North Korea offers agricultural assistance

North Korea is prepared to offer Myanmar assistance in improving rice production and in the construction and maintenance of dams, The Myanmar Times has learned. Sources stressed that at this point, the two governments are in preliminary negotiations and there is no decision yet on the signing of an agreement.

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Sagaing workers’ hearing postponed

Workers from a plywood factory in Sagaing Region, students and their supporters yesterday boycotted the second trial since they were arrested on May 18.

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