The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Endangered turtles, tortoises saved by conservation

Conservationists have successfully bred the ten turtle and tortoise species in Myanmar that are on the endangered and critically endangered list.

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Former minister released

Former Minister of Religious Affairs, U Hsan Sint, was released from prison yesterday under a Presidential Amnesty in which dozens other political prisoners across the country have been freed.

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94 prisoners in Rakhine State receive amnesty

A total of 94 prisoners – 62 Myanmar nationals, and 32 foreign nationals – were released yesterday morning from prisons in Rakhine State under a special presidential amnesty, according to the state correctional department’s list.

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All food products must have labels: FDA

All local food products have to be labeled to ensure quality and safety, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Parkland projects suspended pending plan

Although construction projects in Mya Kyun Thar parkland area along the Inya Lake have been suspended, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) pledged that they will not cancel all the projects in the parkland.

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Five involved in unrest arrested

Police say that five of the seven people involved in the Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, Yangon Region unrest have been arrested.

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AAPP asks what makes one a political prisoner

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has urged the National League for Democracy (NLD) government and parliament to define what it means to be a “political prisoner” in Myanmar.

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YCDC to take action against wayward street vendors

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is taking action against street vendors who ply their trade in prohibited areas or streets and is mapping out a plan to ensure that trade will be carried out in a systematic manner.

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UEC’s no action decision shocking: USDP

The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) is disappointed over a decision by the Union Election Commission (UEC) that no action will be taken against the State Counsellor and two senior officials of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Party.

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Special lanes for ASEAN at Yangon airport

Yangon International Airport is ready to welcome visitors from ASEAN countries with special lanes dedicated to them. Terminal 1 was opened after extension works which started last year were completed.   

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