Sunday, February 07, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

FDA closes drinking-water factories

Authorities and Health  have temporary closed down 10 drinking-water factories in Mandalay  which are not in line with good Manufacturing Practices and the samples taken are under laboratory assessment Daw Khin Saw Hla, director of the Mandalay branch of the Food and Drug Administration, adding that  the   name the factories will release soon.

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Malaysia visa scheme negotiations hit snag

Taking a page out of the workers’ union book, overseas recruiters have found their boycott paid off.

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London Sayadaw aims to curtail religious persecution

Vindicated when the court threw out the prosecution case against him, U Ottara, also known as the London Sayadaw, has now set his sights on amending the law under which he was prosecuted.

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Facebook giveaway rumour lands post office in tight spot

Thousands of retired Yangon residents are eagerly lining up for government-funded land giveaways – only to find out that no such scheme exists.

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Peaceful protesters get calls from police, one year later

Activists who protested on the shores of Yangon’s Inya Lake without a permit last March may now face prison, they fear. Four activists who took part in the demonstration calling for the release of students arrested at Letpadan, Bago Region, for opposing the National Education Law have received warnings from the police, they said.

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Dala residents fret over bridge payouts

Dala township residents who agreed to accept compensation in exchange for land needed for a long-awaited bridge are hoping to get paid before the new government takes office.

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All aboard the new Yangon-Mandalay express

More comfortable but for the moment not any quicker – Myanma Railways yesterday launched its new Yangon-Mandalay service with diesel electric locomotives and carriages bought from China.

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‘Irrawaddy’ suspends Myanmar print edition, goes all-digital

The Irrawaddy is eschewing print completely. Based on financial decisions, editors said the media organisation will be trimming its remaining publication, a weekly Myanmar-language edition.

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Workers demand jail time for habitually offending employers

Over 1500 factory workers marched through Yangon’s industrial outer ring this weekend demanding legal revisions that could see employers imprisoned for labour abuses.

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Ma Ba Tha continues to lead charge against Thai verdict

Hard-line Buddhist monks and their supporters again took to the streets yesterday to protest the conviction of the two Myanmar migrant workers condemned to death for murder and rape on Koh Tao island in Thailand.

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