Exhibition to promote awareness of fake drugs

The Food and Drug Administration Department (FDA) will organise a medical products exhibition to promote public awareness about fake drugs in the market.

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World Bank pumps in $100m to halt floods in Yangon

The World Bank has provided US$100 million dollars (K136.01 billion) in assistance aimed at ending the perennial flooding in Yangon, the region’s chief minister said.

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Migrants take leap of faith away from fatherland

“We are not happy here. But, we can’t live where we are happy” said Ma Khin Mar, 47 years old, when asked about how she feels living away from home.

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Child rights draft seeks life sentence for rape

The new child rights draft law seeks a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for child rape cases, according to the draft released by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on July 7.

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Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths decline 52% in 6 years

A new global report says that Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths have declined by 52 percent in six years.

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Bus drivers, conductors protest loss of jobs at YBS

Nearly 200 bus conductors and bus drivers marched in Shwe Pyi Thar township on Thursday to protest against a plan to eliminate conductors’ jobs by the Yangon Bus Service.

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Five int’l school officials detained in Insein prison

Five officials of a company operating international schools in the country have been detained in Insein central prison in Yangon while being investigated for teaching the Myanmar language without the approval of the education ministry, a company lawyer said Thursday.

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Nation marks 70th Martyrs’ Day with excitement and sadness

Thousands of people gathered in Yangon on Wednesday, ignoring the threat of monsoon rains, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, marking the assassination of the country’s independence heroes including Gen Aung San, father of current leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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No green light yet for Yangon’s water bus operations

The Yangon government has yet to issue permit to the water bus system, which was supposed to start operations in early June, said a company spokesman.

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Secretariat building renovated for Martyrs’ Day three-day event

Myanmar's Secretariat building, which has been renovated with some of the original furnishings, will open to the public for three days starting Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, when General Aung San and eight others were assassinated, said Darren McLean, project manager.

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