Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New DIY contraceptive now available in Myanmar

A Do-It-Yourself contraceptive injection was launched for the first time in Myanmar by the Ministry of Health and Sports and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at Nay Pyi Taw.

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Joint study aims to map Myanmar quake risks

Research into earthquakes is being carried out jointly by the Myanmar Earthquake Committee and the China Academy of Sciences.

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Judicial system needs revamp: lawyer

Myanmar needs to move away from the British legal system it inherited during the colonial era to a judicial system that reflects the nation’s society, culture and traditions, said lawyer U Sein Hla, notary public, high court lawyer and chair of Yangon Region Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Coordinating Body Branch.

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New entrance exams system coming for universities

The Department of Higher Education will implement a new entrance exam system for universities, an official from the department has confirmed with The Myanmar Times.

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Kawthaung Airport to be upgraded to int’l standard

Tanintharyi regional government plans to upgrade Kawthaung Airport to an international standard facility to attract more foreign flights to southern Myanmar.

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BPI to open third plant to boost output

The third and new BPI plant that will produce tablets and capsules will start production in July, said DrAung Zaw, the Deputy General Manager of the Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein), Ministry of Industry.

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Vaccines can stop Rotavirus deaths in children

Two out of every five diarrhea-related hospitalisations among children under five years of age are caused by the Rotavirus in Myanmar. It is not your typical “stomach bug” or “flu” bug.

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Yangon police destroy $220m in drugs

The Yangon Regional Police Force marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 2017, by destroying drugs and narcotics worth US$220 million (K300.9 billion).

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Government considers amending Section 66(d) to be bailable offence

Discussions are under way to amend Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law to become a bailable offence, Post and Telecommunications Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications director U Myo Swe told The Myanmar Times.

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Red Cross aims for bigger peace role

The International Committee for the Red Cross can do more in boosting the peace efforts of the Myanmar government especially in conflict areas, Jurg Montani, head of Myanmar delegation of the ICRC, said.

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