Tourism boost for Manaung Island

The government was set to conduct a study to explore the tourism potential of Manaung Island in Rakhine State, said Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung.

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Parliament pushes up age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members

The age limit for Anti-Corruption Commission members has been increased from 70 years to 75 years, the Pyithu Hluttaw MPs said Thursday.

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District Court refuses to accept civil suit against State to abolish ‘08 constitution


Dekkhinathiri District Court in Nay Pyi Taw did not accept the lawsuit filed by a group of former MPs against the State to abolish the 2008 constitution, the group’s legal adviser U Aung Thura told the media on Tuesday.

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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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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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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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MP wants authorities to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai, Hpakant

A lawmaker has urged the Union government and state government to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai and Hpakant townships in Kachin State.

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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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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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