Minister admits bribery exists in government departments

The government is aware that bribes are being demanded by certain officials from members of the public who come to offices seeking forms and letters of recommendations when applying for jobs, said U Thein Swe, Union Minister for the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

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‘Not ministry’s job’ to control smoking

The Amyotha Hluttaw was told that the Ministry of Health and Sports is not responsible for the supervision of the consumption of cigarette and tobacco products.

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Rice, fuel controlled items at Dun Ban village

Rice and fuel are now controlled items on the Myitkyina-Namti-Tanaing-Namyun-Pansau road at Dun Ban village had been introduced because the Kachin Independence Organisation / Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) earn money from extorting money from these goods, Deputy Defense Minister Major General Myint Nwe said.

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Police keep upgrading to stay ahead of criminals

The Myanmar Police Force is modernising and upgrading its equipment in the battle against crime and law enforcement by adding anti-drone systems and bullet catcher chamber devices for fiscal 2017-2018, said Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe.

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Eradicating drug scourge top priority: VP

A thorough study of the root causes of drug abuse in Myanmar must be conducted first before embarking on a programme to deal with the scourge plaguing society, said Vice President U Myint Swe.

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Former government officials probed for land grab

Investigations are under way into whether 140 acres of land owned by former government officials in Dekkhinathiri, Thayet zone, Nay Pyi Taw, are being cultivated and for how long.

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I will not quit: Thura U Aung Ko

Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture, Thura U Aung Ko, says that there is no reason for him to resign despite demonstrations and protests by nationalists demanding that he steps down.

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Hluttaw to debate Inle Lake conservation measures

A proposal to have conservation rules and procedures for the Inle lake, the second largest in Myanmar, has been submitted by U Win Myint Oo (or) U Nay Myo, Pyithu Hluttaw representative for Nyaungshwe, Shan State.

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‘Sun Ye’ campaign aims at preventing crime

A crime prevention campaign called Sun Ye operation has been launched in the Yangon Region said Deputy Minister Major General Aung Soe of the Ministry of Home Affairs, on June 21.

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Political prisoners given amnesty at right time: deputy minister

Political prisoners have been granted amnesty at the right and appropriate time, said Major General Aung Soe, the Deputy Home Affairs Minister, at the Amyotha Hluttaw session on June 21.

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