Friday, August 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Students can now major in paddy

University students can now obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees specialising in paddy.

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Health minister calls for private breastfeeding rooms

Health Minister U Myint Htwe said women should have access to breastfeeding areas in public spaces.

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MPs call for improved assessments, teacher accommodation

Addressing the underfunded and ailing education sector must start with better provisions for teachers in rural areas, according to an NLD MP’s proposal.

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Amyotha Hluttaw debates water supply

The upper house got an update on past and future projects to combat floods and water scarcity yesterday.

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Income tax law amendments submitted with few details

In a continued attempt to boost income tax revenue, the government has drawn up an amended bill and submitted it to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday.

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Former Speaker, ethnic MPs push solidarity through literacy

It's time to stamp out illiteracy and strengthen people’s knowledge of the Myanmar's languages and literatures, MPs have been urged. Former Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint, proposing a measure to reduce illiteracy, said access to higher education should be broadened throughout the country, and ethnic-minority literature and language-learning tools should be developed.

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Residents of Pyinmana bemoan bad parking habits

Bustling Botout Hein Street in Pyinmana has become a congestion hot spot because of “undisciplined” parking, administrators complain. It seems plans to speed the passage of traffic along the crowded street have been lost in the shuffle during the transition to a new city government.

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State counsellor: Education must include critical thinking, less rote memorisation

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi voiced her support for education reform with a focus on critical thinking over rote memorisation at an Education Promotion Implementation Committee seminar in Nay Pyi Taw last week.

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Social welfare minister discusses disaster relief efforts

With the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement called upon in recent weeks as tens of thousands of people have been impacted by flooding, the man at the top assured media yesterday that aid delivery to those affected is being carried out properly.

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Parliamentarians told to pay up on guesthouse tax

Lawmakers dorming in state-owned accommodation in the capital will now be subject to a 5 percent commercial tax, according to the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee.

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