The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided not to pursue a suggestion by a number of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw MPs that would have seen the government purchase firefighting helicopters with a loan from Poland. Instead, the 50 million euro fund will be dedicated to buying high-tech fire engines and other search and rescue vehicles.
A Rakhine lawmaker is challenging the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker to a public debate after the two exchanged warning shots over a jettisoned proposal related to the peace process.
The hluttaw has voted in favour of a proposal by President U Htin Kyaw which would see the country join a tourism coordination project for the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
Illegal tenants taking up roadside residence in the nation’s capital have been given a rare reprieve, with the Nay Pyi Taw municipal authority instructed to withdraw the legal complaints it had filed.
With relatively minor trims applied to a swathe of ministries, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the supplementary budget requested by the Union Government to cover the remaining five months of the 2016-17 fiscal year.
An apparent increase in the number of sexual abuse cases involving children is cause for concern, say politicians, amid a push to raise penalties for offenders.
Myanmar's firefighters could soon have a new friend in Poland. The European republic will grant a 50 million euro loan (US$53 million) to fund the purchase of modern, high-tech fire-fighting vehicles, equipment and accessories for the Myanmar Fire Services Department, pending parliamentary approval, lawmakers were told.
Already feeling the combined stresses of climate change and an increasing population, Myanmar’s clean water needs to be protected by a national water policy, parliament was told yesterday.