The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 29 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

­Govt agrees talks on press body

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.

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Thai launches third Yangon flight

Thai Airways International last week added one daily flight between Yangon and Bangkok to its schedule, a spokesperson said last week.

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Tech universities to reopen, offer engineering degrees

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.

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Hajj committee finalised

The government, Islamic associations and Hajj travel agents have agreed to form a seven-member committee to oversee permit allocations for the annual pilgrimage.

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Public company to partner Japan at Thilawa

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.

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Myanmar to extradite trafficker to Thailand: official

Myanmar police have arrested a Thai national wanted for alleged drug trafficking and are preparing to extradite him, an official said last week.

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Car insurance being misused, says state firm

The misuse of general vehicle insurance premiums by either inflating or decreasing the original sale price is becoming more common, according to a Myanma Insurance official.

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Companies sign on to support national HIV plan

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.

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Investigate Katha land concession, party urges president

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.

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Strong monsoon to continue: DMH

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has forecast moderate to strong monsoon conditions for the second 10 days of August and warned some riverside towns are likely to experience flooding.

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