The Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN), which speaks for several non-signatories to the nationwide ceasefire, reached agreement with the government on four of eight points discussed with the latter’s peace preparatory committee, led by U Tin Myo Win, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In a move toward the eventual introduction of organic agriculture and away from the overuse of harmful chemicals, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is taking steps to protect rice and other crops meant for domestic consumption and export from hazardous chemicals.
Drug use in the nation’s capital is getting worse, a local MP says. Before a crowded public meeting, Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Kyaw Tint (NLD; Tatkon) flatly contradicted a police spokesperson who said illegal narcotics use was being brought under control.
Despite a drive to provide prosthetic limbs in Nay Pyi Taw Council Territory, about 70 people still remain to be fitted, a charity representative says. U Thant Zin Win, chair of the Shwe Minthar Foundation’s Nay Pyi Taw branch, told The Myanmar Times yesterday that those not yet accommodated had been unable to attend because of transportation difficulties.
At a press conference following the conclusion of the second regular sitting of the Pyithu Hluttaw on October 7, Speaker U Win Myint instructed lower house lawmakers to be mindful of the separation of powers in government.