Friday, August 18, 2017

Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths decline 52% in 6 years

A new global report says that Myanmar’s AIDS-related deaths have declined by 52 percent in six years.

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Bus drivers, conductors protest loss of jobs at YBS

Nearly 200 bus conductors and bus drivers marched in Shwe Pyi Thar township on Thursday to protest against a plan to eliminate conductors’ jobs by the Yangon Bus Service.

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Five int’l school officials detained in Insein prison

Five officials of a company operating international schools in the country have been detained in Insein central prison in Yangon while being investigated for teaching the Myanmar language without the approval of the education ministry, a company lawyer said Thursday.

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Nation marks 70th Martyrs’ Day with excitement and sadness

Thousands of people gathered in Yangon on Wednesday, ignoring the threat of monsoon rains, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, marking the assassination of the country’s independence heroes including Gen Aung San, father of current leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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No green light yet for Yangon’s water bus operations

The Yangon government has yet to issue permit to the water bus system, which was supposed to start operations in early June, said a company spokesman.

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Secretariat building renovated for Martyrs’ Day three-day event

Myanmar's Secretariat building, which has been renovated with some of the original furnishings, will open to the public for three days starting Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, when General Aung San and eight others were assassinated, said Darren McLean, project manager.

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Group work assessment to be tried in basic education

The assessment system for basic education will be updated this academic year, according to the deputy director general of the Department of Basic Education.

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HAGL and Royal Ace Mega sign deal to develop Cineplex

Vietnamese developer Hoang AnhGia Lai (HAGL) and local digital cinema chain Royal Ace Mega Company have signed an agreement to develop a multi-screen cinema complex at phase two of HAGL’s Myanmar Centre project.

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Depression to bring heavy rain to the region

Heavy or isolated heavy rain is expected across the country in the next three days due to a weather system from the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea.

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After deadline, Mandalay and Kayin remain Ma Ba Tha strongholds

The deadline to stop activities under the name of Ma Ba Tha passed on July 15 but some nationalist monks still refuse to soften their stance.

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