Flood mitigation begins as heavy rains expected

As the seasonal monsoon begins to peak, heavy rainfall is causing floods in major parts of the country and the number of casualties are on the rise. Regions like Magwe and Sagaing, and Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states are experiencing bad weather conditions this month.

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Inndawgyi Lake named biosphere reserve

Inndawgyi Lake basin has been designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, UNESCO and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation announced last week.

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Campaigns to abolish Section 66(d) kick off

A committee formed to look into the welfare of journalists, the Protection Committee for Myanmar Journalists (PCMJ), announced on Tuesday (June 20) that it will carry out a signature campaign near the Yangon military Command, demanding that Section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law be annulled.

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Yangon sets aside more than 2000 acres for refugees: minister

More than 2000 acres of land in the Yangon region has been set aside for the relocation and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from the Karen ethnic refugees who are at the Thai-Myanmar border, said Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, Karen Ethnic Affairs Minister, Yangon Regional Government.

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Myanmar unsure of sending workers to Malaysia

The Myanmar government has not given a deadline for sending workers to Malaysia although the worker ban has been lifted for more than 6 months, according to officials of the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Affairs.

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Court fixes June 26 for child rape verdict

The verdict in a child rape case, that took place a year ago in Yangon, will be known on June 26.

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Yangon river cruise ships flounder after losing bid for jetty

Yangon cruise liner, the RV King Whale has ceased operations after failing to obtain a separate jetty for its cruise ship as well as increasing expenditure and a dearth of passengers.

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Striking workers demand better wages, cripple garment factory in Hliang Tharyar

More than a 1,000 workers of a Chinese-owned Worldwide Value backpack factory in Shwe Linn Ban Industrial Zone in the Hlaing Tharyar township of Yangon went on strike yesterday.

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Two robbers nabbed in 12 hours, say police

Two people have been apprehended by police for robbery within 12 hours of committing the offence at a travel agent’s office along 33rd street, Kyauktada township Yangon.

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Health officials set up efforts to curb dengue in Yangon

Health officials are stepping up to control dengue fever outbreak after experts cautioned that the rate of incidents is rising this year, and the number of patients will be higher than last year.

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