The Ministry of Information has agreed to halt the activities of the Myanmar Core Press Council to allow for negotiations with the Myanmar Journalists Association, which has demanded six of the council’s provisions be amended or cancelled.
Yangon Technological University and Mandalay Technological University will reopen as centres of excellence later this year, the government announced last week, as part of changes that will see direct-entry engineering degrees resume.
The country’s leading business body, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, will form a public company to develop the Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, the group’s chairman said last week.
Myanmar police have arrested a Thai national wanted for alleged drug trafficking and are preparing to extradite him, an official said last week.
Seventy-two Myanmar-based companies have so far pledged to implement Myanmar‘s National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS but more need to commit to tackle the country’s epidemic, an official from the Myanmar Business Coalition on AIDS said last week.
A Yangon-based political party last week lobbied President U Thein Sein to investigate the awarding of a land concession in Sagaing Region’s Katha township to Great Wall Company.