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.
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.
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.
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.