‘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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Former first president’s son free to enter Myanmar

The Ministry of the State Counsellor’s office director-general U Zaw Htay denied rumours on June 21 that the son of the first president of Myanmar Sao Shwe Thaik had been barred from re-entry into Myanmar by the government.

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Tech transfer clause linked to enactment of IPR law

The inclusion of the technology transfer clause in contracts inked in Myanmar by foreign firms will only take effect after the Intellectual Properties Right (IPR) law is enacted, said Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.

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More than K7b from mobile tax top-up given to MOE

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been given an allocation of K7.455 billion from revenue collected from the five percent commercial tax collected from mobile phone top ups during the 2016-17 fiscal year, said Planning and Finance Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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Basic education to be extended to 12 grades: minister

Basic education will be extended to 12 grades from the current 10th grade, said Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on June 20.

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Illegal migrants’ children to get birth certificates

The issue of migrant children, who are unable to attain citizens’ rights, will be coordinated with respective ministries according to the Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe.

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Agricultural exports still rely on neighbouring markets

Myanmar has been trying to expand agricultural products to international markets including Europe and the United States after US sanctions were removed and also with EU’s trade privileges but Myanmar still relies on neighbouring markets, said Commerce’s Deputy Minister U Aung Htoo.

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Ministry seeks health grads for prison healthcare plan

Health graduates who are willing to work in jails will be employed under the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Prisons Department, Home Affairs’ deputy minister Major General Aung Soe told Amyotha Hluttaw on June 15.

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Compulsory monitoring of fishing boats soon

The Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) is to be fitted on all offshore fishing vessels operating in Myanmar territorial waters, said Deputy Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister U Hla Kyaw.

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